Denver Broncos: Make the Wright decision in free agency
Free agency opens today, but Denver Broncos addressed a few needs leaving room for more to come later if they choose.
The Denver Broncos may take a linebacker high in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, there’s still one player worth kicking the tires on for the Denver Broncos.
There was supposed interest in former Baltimore Ravens linebacker CJ Mosley, but he priced himself out of Denver’s range.
Even coming off an ACL injury, Kwon Alexander signed a very lucrative deal no one expected. Lastly, the Broncos missed on Jordan Hicks when he went to Arizona Cardinals.
This leaves a door open for the Denver Broncos to target a particular linebacker as the official free agent signing period opens on Wednesday, March 13. Seattle Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright is on the open market for the Broncos to sign.
As a member of the Seattle Seahawks, he’s been the forgotten linebacker alongside Bobby Wagner. All things considered, Wright has been a tackling menace. He has never reached 100+ tackles in a season, but that is because of his prowess in coverage.
Despite the fact that he’s approaching the age of 29, Wright does not seem to be falling off just yet. He only played a sporadic five games in 2018. That’s a cause for concern because the health is up and down, but he finished the regular season on a high note.
Wright capped off the regular season with seven tackles including a stop behind the line of scrimmage. It was his best game since week eight of the regular season.
While knee injuries are a tricky business, finishing on such a high note cannot be overstated. This means there’s still plenty left in the tank and with his athleticism in coverage, the Denver Broncos would be fools to not look into him at this stage of free agency.
It is not the end of the world though if Denver passes on Wright. If they moved along from Mosley and Alexander then this means the team has linebacker as a priority in the draft even with the potential addition of Wright.
Nonetheless, with John Elway mostly addressing needs before the NFL Draft, Denver can still look at best player available at the 10th pick. With all that said, Wright would be a smart pickup at this point in free agency.