Denver Broncos: Bradley Roby has nothing to prove in 2018
By Cody Roark
Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Bradley Roby should approach 2018 with nothing to prove as one of Denver’s most consistent players…
Bradley Roby is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2018. For those that have watched Roby play over the last four seasons, we’ve all witnessed the potential he has to be one of the best cornerbacks in the league.
I have constantly said that Roby could be a number one cornerback on a multitude of other rosters, but his value to the Denver Broncos has been unimaginable.
Following the trade of Aqib Talib to the Los Angeles Rams, many fans wondered who will “replace” no. 21. It’s hard to replace a future Hall of Fame cornerback who was a key contributor to your secondary, however, Roby can cement himself as a solution.
With Chris Harris Jr. set to follow the opposing team’s top receiver in 2018, Roby has the chance to further display why he’s deserving of a contract extension.
The Broncos’ offseason featured the additions of several cornerbacks in Tramaine Brock and draft pick Isaac Yiadom. Head coach Vance Joseph told the media earlier this year that there will be a competition at cornerback for the number two spot on the depth chart.
In my opinion, I believe that is disrespectful to what Roby has done for the Broncos over the course of four seasons.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand that there is competition at every position in every sport, however, I just don’t believe Roby has to prove he is the number two corner on the roster because he has already earned it.
Bradley Roby’s Worth
Bradley Roby has demonstrated over the course of his four seasons that he is one of the most reliable players on the field when it matters.
Here are some of Roby’s biggest moments on the team.
- Game-Winning scoop and score fumble recovery vs the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football in 2015
- Forced Fumble that led to game-winning TD run vs Pittsburgh in the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
- Game-clinching interception on 2pt conversion attempt vs NE in the 2015 AFC Championship
- INT Return TD vs San Diego in 2016
- INT Return vs Jacksonville in 2016
Roby also set a franchise-best 17 passes defended in 2017.
I would say that the number two cornerback spot is a lock for Roby.