NFL Free Agency: Who could become Denver Broncos?


NFL Free Agency: Who are possible free agents for the Denver Broncos when free agency opens? We take a look at some fits…

NFL Free Agency is right around the corner. Here is a roundup of players linked to the Denver Broncos, along with additional players who may be a good fit…

Kirk Cousins – The soon-to-be former Redskins quarterback has reportedly narrowed the possible teams he’d play for down. The Broncos were not on that list. But did he really eliminate anybody? It seems very unlikely that he did before even being allowed to visit or talk to suitors. I just don’t buy it. So, I believe Denver is still a possibility, but think the Vikings will get him.

The Vikings Quarterbacks – The likeliest Vikings quarterback to head to Denver seems to be Case Keenum. Keenum was very solid for Minnesota last year, as the Vikings made a playoff push. While he may not be a guy who will take the Broncos very far, he could help a rookie be prepared to take the reigns later down the road.

Drew Brees – The Saints quarterback said that he wants to retire a Saint, so I think we can easily cross him off the list.

Josh McCown – McCown has been a backup most of his career. He is the same age as Brees, obviously not as big of a star as Brees, and doesn’t seem like a better fit for the Broncos than what the team already has or could have.

Running Back:

CJ Anderson might not be back with the Broncos in 2018. The Miami Dolphins are the team to watch while Anderson, who Denver will have to trade if they want to move on.

Dion Lewis – The Patriots running back could be on the outs in New England as the team has a solid guy to replace Lewis in Rex Burkhead.

Frank Gore – I’m a big fan of Gore, but I’ll pass. He’s decent, but he is also 34 years old.

Wide Receiver:

Cody Latimer is set to be a free agent. Unless he’s not. Latimer would be an alright player to be a Bronco (again) and with either Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders on the outs, Latimer would move up the depth chart.

Allen Robinson – The Jacksonville Jaguars are not using the franchise tag on the receiver, making him a free agent when the free agency period is open. Robinson would be a great addition to the Broncos, but would they have enough money? I don’t think so.

Marqise Lee – Another Jaguar who will be a free agent, and much cheaper than Robinson. While Lee isn’t a very well-known player, he has the ability to help the Broncos.

Jordan Matthews – Matthews had an off year with the Buffalo Bills last season after being traded from Philadelphia, where he had much better success. He could be a great addition.

Tight End:

Jimmy Graham – I’d take Jimmy Graham in a heartbeat. He scored 10 touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks lasat year. However, he might head back to where he started his NFL career: in New Orleans.

Tyler Eifert – Eifert has shown sparks of being a top tight end in the NFL, but is injury-prone. I’ll pass.

Trey Burton – I think Burton would be the best tight end addition the Broncos could make. Burton didn’t have many receptions during the Eagles’ Super Bowl run, but he did score 5 touchdowns, and that’s how you win football games.

Offensive Line:

Nate Solder – It’s not difficult for the Broncos to impove their offensive line. They have an improving left tackle in Garett Bolles, and a solid Center, but could improve everywhere else.

Justin Pugh – Pugh can play both tackle and guard, so he is versatile. The problem is that he is returning from a back injury.

Defensive Line: 

Sheldon Richardson – Solid player who was great for the New York Jets before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks last season. He turns 28 during the  season, which is still relatively young.

Michael Bennett – Although he is a very good player, I feel he might be a distraction.


Reggie Nelson – In his 11-year career, Nelson has missed just 6 games. He has has multiple interceptions in 9 of his 11 seasons in the league. That would be a great thing to bring to the Broncos.


Kyle Fuller – Young solid player for the Bears. Chicago won’t be using the franchise tag on Fuller, so he will become a free agent with the possibility of returning to the Bears on a new contract. He would be a good replacement for Aqib Talib, who is likely going to be released due to salary cap reasons.

Trumaine Johnson – Johnson has 18 interceptions in his 6-year career. He was part of former Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ defense in Los Angeles.

Some of these players could choose Denver as their next destination, but, the majority will choose another team. It would be fun to have them choose the Broncos and interesting to see the impact they have. Only time will tell.