2. Going for an aging bargain at cornerback (again)
The Denver Broncos could have done worse in free agency last year than Tramaine Brock, but the way they prioritized signing him at the age of 30, coming off of two down years, and not really putting anything else in place behind him was a pathetic strategy.
Again, we saw what the allocation of such a high percentage of funds (Case Keenum) did to affect the rest of the roster. Unless that quarterback is really elevating the team, it’s a strategy doomed to failure.
Brock was given a burden (replacing Aqib Talib) far too heavy for him to bear.
You get what you pay for…
We hear that saying quite a bit but it’s applicable in this case. If you go bargain hunting at cornerback. take a shot on someone younger with upside or coming off of an injury, not a guy who is past the best years of his career already.
The Broncos did this last year with Tramaine Brock, who signed a really similar deal to the one the Broncos once signed a young Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to. DRC turned out to be a free agent steal at a low price tag, while Brock was exactly what everyone thought he would be.