After dissecting the Denver Broncos’ free agents, team needs, and potential targets, we put together an ideal offseason blueprint…
The Denver Broncos don’t have a long way to go to become legitimate Super Bowl contenders again. While there are clear areas of deficiency on this team, there is also a lot of flexibility to get better.
Armed with nearly $40 million in cap space, the Broncos are primed to make the type of significant impact on the free agent market they made in the 2014 offseason when they signed big name free agents like DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib, and Emmanuel Sanders. All four of those players helped the Broncos win their first Super Bowl since the late 90s, and all four have been instrumental in shaping the new culture of this team.
With a changing of the guard at quarterback came some inconsistency for the Broncos. Trevor Siemian performed well at times, but there are questions of whether or not he is capable of being a long-term solution. Last year’s first round pick Paxton Lynch will need to step up and win the job this offseason over Siemian, and the Broncos are doing everything in their power to make sure their young quarterbacks have the best of the best teaching them.
New head coach Vance Joseph hired Mike McCoy as the team’s offensive coordinator, a position he held from 2010-2012. He also hired Bill Musgrave, the former offensive coordinator in Oakland, to be the team’s quarterbacks coach. Needless to say, Lynch and Siemian will have no choice but to get better this offseason.
With the quarterback position expected to make a big jump, the Broncos turn their focus to the trenches, which we outlined in this post. After identifying their needs as a team, we take a look at some potentially big moves the Broncos could make in free agency and the first three rounds of the draft.