Denver Broncos: 2019 free agents and their odds of returning
Restricted free agents
Restricted free agents are players the Broncos can tender a one-year contract offer to (if they want), but those players can still test the market.
If the player gets a bigger offer from another team, the Broncos can match or receive draft compensation depending on how high their tender to the player was.
Shelby Harris, DL (28)
The Broncos seemed to catch lightning in a bottle with Harris in 2017 when he put together a phenomenal season as a reserve defensive lineman.
He proved it was no fluke after another solid year in 2018 with some splash plays defensively and on special teams.
The Broncos will undoubtedly tender an offer to Harris, likely making it very difficult for some team to offer a contract and draft compensation to get him.
Casey Kreiter, LS (29)
You don’t hear Kreiter’s name all that often, and that’s a good thing. He’s a solid long-snapper and the Broncos will probably tender an offer to keep him around.
Jordan Taylor, WR (27)
Taylor is best known for his work helping Peyton Manning rehab in 2015. He was out all of 2018 with a hip injury, and the Broncos have a bunch of guys scratching and clawing for roster spots at receiver.
My guess is he will look for other offers.
Kevin Hogan, QB (26)
Hogan has started games in the NFL and there’s really no reason not to tender him a one-year contract. The only thing here is, will the new offensive coordinator want to continue developing Hogan, or start fresh?
It would be nice to see him back and see what he can do.