Denver Broncos 2019 roster overview: Defensive line
2019 salary cap hit: $10.925 million
Years under contract: 1
Derek Wolfe’s impact on a game goes far beyond the stat sheet.
While Wolfe hardly ever gets the credit for it, he helps set up a lot of Von Miller’s sacks with Miller coming off the left side of the formation.
Still, Wolfe was not hurting anybody back in 2015 and 2016 when he was racking up sacks and QB hits. In those two seasons, he had a total of 11 sacks and 32 hits.
From 2017-18, Wolfe has just 3.5 sacks and 12 hits.
And that’s with one more game played between those two seasons.
The Broncos need Wolfe to get pressure on the QB on a more consistent basis, and in a contract year, we all know the wolf is going to be hungry.
Wolfe has some injury issues throughout his career, but he’s been an elite run player the past couple of seasons despite his pass rush numbers being down. The Broncos need Wolfe to regain his 2015-16 form.