Denver Broncos: Looking at key in-house free agents

Cameron Parker
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Center Matt Paradis #61 of the Denver Broncos dives on a fumble against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 5, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Center Matt Paradis #61 of the Denver Broncos dives on a fumble against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 5, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 9: Defensive tackle Domata Sr. Peko #94 of the Denver Broncos takes a picture with a fan after beating the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in {Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 9: Defensive tackle Domata Sr. Peko #94 of the Denver Broncos takes a picture with a fan after beating the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in {Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images) /

Domata Peko, DL

This is a fan favorite and a clear need for the Denver Broncos to prioritize before free agency.

Re-signing Peko is up there near the top of the list of what John Elway and the Denver execs must do. Even as he gets older has become a valuable piece of the defensive line.

Back when Peko was with the Cincinnati Bengals, he was overlooked because of the play of Geno Atkins. The same seems to be the case in Denver with some of the other pass rushers on the roster.

In the times he’s been on the field he is impactful in the running game and pressuring quarterbacks. Pressuring quarterbacks because it opens up the job for others. That’s what we call a consummate teammate.

The other driving force to retain Peko is his stability in the locker room. Whether on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, players rely on Peko’s understanding and leadership to become better on-field products.

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