Denver Broncos: Josey Jewell and others who need more playing time
Josey Jewell, LB
2018 snap count: 129 (31.6 percent)
Again, even six games into the season, it’s easy to see that the Broncos would be wise to put Jewell on the field more often.
The fourth-round rookie out of Iowa has shown exactly what he did on tape in college, that he’s an incredibly instinctive football player.
According to ESPN, the Broncos’ starting inside linebacker duo of Todd Davis and Brandon Marshall has been unable to come up with a single tackle for loss this season (not including sacks) while Jewell has two with his limited snap count.
The Broncos don’t necessarily need headhunters at inside linebacker but they need guys who are going to attack their gaps properly and right now Jewell is doing that better than one or both of Davis and Marshall.
He should be playing at least 70 percent of the defensive snaps.