The Denver Broncos address right tackle, one of the biggest positions of need on the offense, with Ja’Wuan James coming to town.
Trent Brown saw a hefty deal with the Oakland Raiders at four-years $66 million with $36 million guaranteed. That’s big-time money and Ja’Wuan James gets close to that.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, James comes to the Denver Broncos solidifying the position at right tackle.
Right tackle is one position the Broncos had to address early in free agency. At the age of 26, James becomes the highest paid right tackle in professional football at $13 million per year.
Both Vic Fangio and Mike Munchak we’re poised to be key free agent recruiters in this process.
The Broncos had reportedly been interested in trading for James last offseason, but it never came to fruition. James comes aboard now without giving up multiple draft picks.
Regarded as the best offensive line coach in the business, Munchak is not the only reason he came to Denver.
Longtime guard and former Denver Broncos fan favorite Chris Kuper was in Miami last year as an assistant offensive line coach. It made a world of sense for James to continue developing with Kuper and Munchak guiding him every step of the way. It is a sigh of relief seeing the right tackle position be locked up for the foreseeable future with James.
There were questions as to whether Denver would bring back Jared Veldheer to play tackle. That option could still be on the table for strictly depth purposes.
Both Billy Turner and Veldheer have been talked about returning. Turner is testing free agency but can return. Both played well in moments for the 2018 season and expect there’s still interest in bringing Turner back, possibly as a guard.
Time to see what other moves the Denver Broncos have in store.