The Denver Broncos were active at the start of free agency and through the weekend. Why did their acquisitions choose to sign in Denver?
The biggest motivating factor for almost any free agent is money. That’s not up for debate.
These players want to get paid for as long as they can and most of the time, the top players in free agency go where the most money is being thrown at them.
Given there are multiple teams with similar needs in a given year, the Denver Broncos have some advantages in the free agent market, and those advantages might be different for every player.
Because some people love to hate John Elway and his general manager methods, it’s fun to see high-profile players come to Denver this year when many felt like the Broncos had lost their luster as a free agent destination.
According to some, it was just Peyton Manning luring those top free agents to the Mile High City.
Unfortunately for the haters, 2019 is another year among many when the top motivating factors for coming to Denver had little/nothing to do with Peyton Manning and everything to do with the culture and tradition of the team along with other new factors.
I thought it would be interesting to look at all of the Broncos’ free agent acquisitions, including the ones who stayed in-house, and what made them choose to sign in Denver, in their own words.