The new weapon in town
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The Broncos have a new weapon in town in punter Marquette King.
King’s abilities are enhanced by the thin Colorado air and he’s apparently been impressive at OTAs, booming punt after punt.
Riley Dixon looked like a long-term solution after his rookie season but struggled with consistency in year two and when King became available, the Broncos did not hesitate.
King’s splits in Denver extrapolated over the course of a regular season would make him the best punter in the league by almost any major metric. He’s going to be able to flip field position when offensive drives stall out and pin the ball inside the 20 for a defense that has pass rushers galore.
The addition of King should have a ripple effect that allows the Broncos more opportunities with the football, and more chances for the defense to pin their ears back and rush the passer.
King has also done a good job according to new special teams coordinator Tom McMahon of adjusting to a right-footed kicker after holding for the left-footed Sebastian Janikowski for many years in Oakland.
Brandon McManus is looking for a bounce-back season in 2018 after signing a hefty contract extension in 2017 and Casey Kreiter beat out Christian Kuntz for the long snapper job in OTAs.