How did the Denver Broncos assemble their 53-man roster? Where did each player come from? We take a look at Denver’s roster-building strategy.
It’s always interesting to see how teams choose to build their rosters. The Denver Broncos play no favorites when it comes to utilizing free agency, the NFL Draft, waivers, or whatever team-building method you can legally use in the NFL.
The Broncos have players that were acquired just about every single way that is possible in the NFL.
How did John Elway and the staff put this team together?
Let’s take a look at each position and how the Broncos brought every player in.
Case Keenum (age 30)
Keenum was signed by the Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent in 2018. He signed a two-year contract worth $36 million with $25 million in guarantees. He was originally an undrafted free agent signed by current Broncos front office personnel member Gary Kubiak when he was with the Houston Texans in 2011.
Chad Kelly (age 24)
The Broncos selected Kelly with the 253rd overall selection (seventh round) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Kelly was the 2017 Mr. Irrelevant draft pick and spent his rookie season recovering from multiple injuries suffered in his final year at Ole Miss.
Kevin Hogan (age 25)
The Broncos claimed Kevin Hogan off of waivers from the Washington Redskins. He was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs (162nd overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s spent time in the league with Kansas City, Cleveland, and Washington before getting picked up by Denver.