Denver Broncos top 15 free agent signings of all-time

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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DeMarcus Ware, Denver Broncos
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(2014-16). DeMarcus Ware. 2. player. 45. . DE/LB

It’s difficult to decide which signing between DeMarcus Ware or Aqib Talib was more impactful.

Again, if this hasn’t hit home enough, feast your eyes on the Broncos’ free-agent class of 2014:

  • DeMarcus Ware
  • Aqib Talib
  • Emmanuel Sanders
  • T.J. Ward

That is an all-time great list, and it happened in one offseason.

The Broncos’ biggest free agent fish at the time was Ware, who was surprisingly released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Denver had their sights set on Minnesota Vikings defensive ends Jared Allen and Everson Griffen, but quickly fixated on Ware, who ended up taking the same plane to Denver as Aqib Talib.

The Broncos were in a title window, and Ware was chasing a title. Similar to Neil Smith’s situation nearly two decades prior, the Broncos brought in an all-time great pass rusher slightly beyond the prime years of his career. However, Ware had some great football left for the Broncos.

The combination of Ware and Von Miller playing at full strength was a sight to behold.

Though Ware struggled with some injuries in his time with the Broncos, he put together one of the most impressive postseason runs I have ever seen. His performance in the 2015 AFC Championship game was absolutely legendary.

Ware is certainly one of the best free agent signings in the history of the Broncos.