The Denver Broncos informed Brandon Marshall they will not pick up his contract option, and apparently, have CJ Mosley on their radar.
The Denver Broncos are reportedly moving on from linebacker Brandon Marshall, who has been with the team since 2013.
If Marshall’s not on the team, the Broncos are going to have a need at the linebacker position. According to Troy Renck, they have one of the top free agents in 2019 on their radar as a possible replacement.
Renck says the Broncos have top free agent linebacker CJ Mosley on their radar, which makes a ton of sense given they nearly traded up for Mosley in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Broncos ended up with Bradley Roby in that draft and Ozzie Newsome got his Alabama player, and the Broncos weren’t able to move up to get the linebacker they so coveted. It turned out alright as Brandon Marshall, whose departure is now the reason the Broncos may pursue Mosley in free agency, stepped up and became a long-term starter for the team.
Ironically, the Broncos may now be moving on from Roby and have a legitimate shot of bringing in Mosley.
Why would Mosley pick the Broncos? Well, the Broncos now employ one of the top defensive minds in the game in Vic Fangio, their head coach. Fangio is a noted linebacker expert and Mosley would also have the chance to pair with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb in Denver’s defense.
If the Ravens don’t franchise tag Mosley, he will be one of the hottest players on the market. The 26-year old linebacker had nearly 600 tackles through his first five seasons in the league, including 151 tackles this past season along with eight pass breakups.
He’s effective in coverage and is the type of defensive captain who could help take the Broncos’ defense to the next level.
Even better than Mosley’s statistical production? He’s been available in all but three games of his professional career so far. This guy plays clean, knows how to take care of his body, and has star qualities. Entering the prime years of his career, he would be a fun centerpiece of the Broncos’ offseason.