Denver Broncos: Free agents with coaching connections
Ramon Foster, OG, Steelers
The Denver Broncos don’t have a specific need at left guard, but Ramon Foster has been one of the NFL’s best over the course of his lengthy career.
After 10 years with the Steelers (and the last five with new Broncos OL coach Mike Munchak) it seems like if Foster wants to keep on playing into his mid-30s, the Broncos would be an ideal fit.
Denver struggled on the interior offensive line this past season with injuries and some inconsistency, but given the circumstances, they actually played pretty well.
Adding Foster would work a few ways.
If the Broncos opt to let Matt Paradis hit free agency and keep Connor McGovern as the full-time center, Foster could plug and play at right guard with Ron Leary at left guard.
The Broncos could go heavy on the offensive line investment this offseason and find a way to extend Paradis, sign Foster, and have an interior trio of Leary, Paradis, and Foster.
The Broncos could also opt to cut Leary, keep Paradis, and sign Foster to have an interior trio of Foster, Paradis, and McGovern.
Either way, adding Foster to the Broncos’ offensive line would be a massive upgrade given the way he’s played over the past few years.
Since Mike Munchak started coaching the Steelers’ offensive line in 2014, Foster has allowed just 13 sacks and has only 14 penalties.