Denver Broncos top 2017 free agents and offseason needs
Kayvon Webster, CB/ST
While Kayvon Webster hasn’t made the type of plays at cornerback that you might expect from a third round pick, he has emerged over the last few seasons as one of the best special teams players in the entire NFL.
I think it’s pretty clear that Webster wants a shot at a starting job, which isn’t happening in Denver, so his departure has been expected. He will be a fine player wherever he goes.
Justin Forsett, RB
The Broncos added Forsett this past season in the wake of a number of injuries at the running back position, and he ended up seizing the starting job. It was a great job by Forsett of quickly earning the coach’s trust, but also a pathetic job by other backs on the roster who couldn’t hold down the starting gig.
Forsett was acquired for his familiarity with zone blocking principles, and is likely to play elsewhere in 2017.
Jordan Norwood, WR/PR
After his crazy punt return that set a Super Bowl record, Norwood was one of the worst in the NFL this past season at simply fielding punts, forget returning them. He made some plays as a slot receiver, but became a liability on special teams, potentially costing the Broncos some games.
Norwood was a former futures contract player who has contributed to a Super Bowl win in Denver, and we’re forever grateful for that.