Max Garcia, OL
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The Broncos have utilized Max Garcia in the starting lineup since he was a rookie in 2015 splitting time with Evan Mathis at left guard, but he’s now entering a contract year as a backup to Ron Leary at left guard.
Because he was unable to transition and play the right guard position in 2017, the Broncos had to have Leary playing out of position and Garcia next to rookie left tackle Garett Bolles, which was problematic.
Garcia has played well enough at times that other teams would be interested, and if the Broncos feel their depth on the interior is adequate with Sam Jones backing up both guard and center and perhaps a guy like Billy Turner also working as a guard/tackle with Cyrus Kouandjio as the swing guy, this is a move the team could make.
It doesn’t seem wise with so much talent elsewhere on the roster for the Broncos to keep 10 offensive linemen, though they certainly could.
With Garcia and the aforementioned Menelik Watson not likely in the team’s future plans as far as starters go, they could look to get some value this year instead of waiting until Garcia hits the open market after a year of being a backup to Ron Leary.