4. Denver Broncos: Marquette King, P
One of the most underrated moves of the NFL offseason was the Broncos’ signing of punter Marquette King.
There have been many discussions about what King brings to the table specifically in the Mile High air of Denver, and there’s no doubt that it has made a difference in his career.
King’s numbers in Denver extrapolated over the course of an entire season would put him among the league’s best in average, net yardage, and total distance of anyone over the past five seasons.
What does this mean for the Broncos and why is this underrated?
King’s ability to flip field position when the Broncos stall out offensively creates more favorable field position situations for the defense, which is the team’s obvious strength. The more the Broncos’ defense can pin their ears back and rush the passer, the better.
Giving teams a longer field more favorable situations for the defense, which means the Broncos’ offense could get shorter fields as a result.
The ripple effects of this move will have a significant impact on the Broncos and their strength as a team.