Denver Broncos: Free agents who can help at cornerback
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 01: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons runs past Alterraun Verner #21 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a catch during the second half at the Georgia Dome on November 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
At 29-years of age, the veteran cornerback would give the Denver Broncos potential stability at the number three cornerback spot. There is some caution with signing a player like Verner to the Broncos’ secondary, though.
Since 2015, Verner has started on average three to four games. However, he’s played in no less than 14 games a season. A number three cornerback doesn’t qualify as a ‘starter’ all the time. In a lesser role, Verner might give the Broncos a boost.
At one point in time, Verner was an All-Pro cornerback. But numerous injuries slowed down his production on the field quite a bit. That said, the Broncos need something positive to hold out hope for at least a few more weeks until Su’a Cravens can return from injured reserve.
Vance Joseph never crossed paths with Verner in Miami, but the system might be familiar enough for the Broncos to consider him as an option.
There is a caveat with this idea. The decision more than likely will not happen soon. On the other hand, the Broncos will need as many capable bodies due to injuries during the season. Verner is a potential corner to watch.