The Denver Broncos look to improve on the inside linebackers in 2019. How will the position look going into the first season under Vic Fangio?
Inside linebacker has been a huge problem for the Denver Broncos for the past few seasons. The job of an inside linebacker is to make a sure tackle to any opposing player carrying the football or to drop back in coverage in case a quarterback decides to throw.
When it is time for the inside linebacker to drop back in coverage, their responsibility is the running back or tight end for most passing plays. Covering those players have been a huge problem for this Denver Broncos team for some time.
It became a glaring hole to me after Danny Trevathan left and I witnessed my first Denver Broncos home game against the Atlanta Falcons. Since that day, I have been knocking at the door for this issue to be resolved.
Sadly, it has not been resolved completely yet. Still a few nuts and bolts to fasten. It will be even more challenging in 2019 with Brandon Marshall not returning. But the Broncos will see Marshall in Week One, just on the opposite sideline.
How do the inside linebackers look going into 2019? Let’s take a look.