With the Oakland Raiders acquiring Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Denver Broncos need to make secondary a priority this offseason.
It just seems as if the AFC West continues to evolve. The Denver Broncos will need to make some moves fast if they plan to stay competitive. Late night news has broke that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal that will send Antonio Brown to the Raiders.
What did it cost for the Oakland Raiders? A third and a fifth round draft pick for this year. Which is truly not a lot. Now the Denver Broncos are going to have another problem on their hands as they will face Antonio Brown twice this season.
Denver will need to adapt and fast. With this move, the team will need to make adding to the secondary a priority. While it would be likely that Chris Harris Jr. would be responsible for covering Antonio Brown, there is no guarantees that he will be covering him the entire game.
Denver struggled quite a bit in the pass defense last season. Now with Antonio Brown in the AFC West, the team will need to rely on their defense more than ever. Having Patrick Mahomes with his weapons in the passing game was tough by itself.
Now that the Broncos have to contend with the Raiders and Antonio Brown just makes the AFC West that much more competitive. Having Vic Fangio might help the cause since defense does win championships.
It will be up to the Denver Broncos to form the best defense that they can in order to combat the offensive firepower that they will have to contend with six times during the regular season.
Now more than ever, we will need to put trust in the team that they can get some key free agency and draft pieces inserted to compete in 2019.