Is Kayvon Webster hinting at a possible return to the Broncos?
Kayvon Webster was a key contributor for the Denver Broncos during their Super Bowl 50 run, primarily as a special teams ace. Is he hinting at a return?
The Denver Broncos have spent the past few months shaping their roster and hopefully returning to playoff contender form.
One area that might still need some attention is special teams, and there’s a familiar face available that might be able to be of service.
Former third-round pick and special teams captain Kayvon Webster signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams last year but was released after they re-shaped their defense over the course of the offseason.
Now that he’s a free agent again, could Webster return to the Broncos? Perhaps we’re just reading into things, but he may have hinted at a possible return with this comment on Chris Harris Jr.’s Instagram post.
Let’s first talk about whether or not a reunion between the Broncos and Webster makes any sense.
After trading Aqib Talib to the Los Angeles Rams this offseason, the Broncos certainly had some work to do to regain some depth at the position.
They signed veteran Tramaine Brock, who hasn’t played that much in roughly two years and drafted Boston College product Isaac Yiadom in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Broncos also have former third-rounder Brendan Langley waiting for a shot to contribute.
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More than just depth at cornerback, the Broncos could probably use a special teams player of Webster’s caliber.
He had developed into one of the best gunners in the NFL especially on punt coverage in 2015 and 2016, and left the Broncos for an expanded role on defense.
He may still hold out for a bigger role in someone’s defense, but the opportunity is there for Denver to come in and potentially win some defensive snaps.
The Broncos are likely going to carry 10 or 11 defensive backs into the regular season, and Webster is a player that brings championship experience on special teams.
With the addition of Marquette King this offseason it might be wise for the Broncos to bring this kind of a player in that can help them cash in on those long, high punts.
Cody Latimer was the team’s top special teams gunner last season, but he left for the New York Giants and an expanded role on offense, not unlike Webster a year ago.
If Webster’s hinting at something, it could make sense for both parties.