Denver Broncos: One dream offseason scenario in 2019
The Denver Broncos have cap space to work with, flexibility, draft capital, and a brand new coaching staff. What is a dream scenario for 2019?
The Denver Broncos have some money to spend this offseason, but they won’t be able to go crazy in free agency without making some adjustments elsewhere on the roster.
According to Spotrac, the Broncos have just under $28 million in top 51 cap space when factoring in the roughly $8 million it will cost to sign the 2019 NFL Draft class. There are ways they can create more cap space, some of which we have already explored.
The Broncos could nearly double their cap space but would have to eat a lot of dead cap money in order to do it. They would also have to sacrifice some key veteran players.
There are ways this team could look to save some money by restructuring contracts, asking players to take pay cuts, or giving some players contract extensions before their deals are up and shuffling around some cash that way.
Given the fact that teams can always find ways to move around finances to create cap space if they want, what can we expect from the Broncos this year?
Last offseason, their plan of attack was methodical but they had clearly planned on spending big on quarterback Case Keenum, at least, bigger (on an average salary per year basis) than any single free agent to come in since Peyton Manning in 2012.
I expect the Broncos to be very direct in their free agent approach this offseason, and I fully expect them to benefit from the presence of Vic Fangio and the rest of their strong coaching staff in luring players to come in from the outside.
What would be an ideal offseason for the Broncos? Let’s take a look at one dream scenario, and the finances it might require to pull it off.