The Denver Broncos have some big decisions to make in the coming months about players to keep and players to let go of. Who stays and who goes?
The Denver Broncos are four games away from the 2020 offseason officially being here. Unless they can win the next four games and get some help around the league from other teams, they’re not making the playoffs this season, but there’s plenty to look forward to.
Although we thankfully won’t have to deal with another coaching change this offseason, there will always be pieces moving in Denver and this offseason, there could be another mass exodus out of town.
The Broncos have 13 players scheduled for unrestricted free agency, including most of their 2016 NFL Draft class. The number of unrestricted free agents is a lot less startling than some of the names on the list.
The Broncos have decisions to make regarding big-name players like cornerback Chris Harris Jr., safety Justin Simmons, defensive end Derek Wolfe, defensive end Shelby Harris, and starting center Connor McGovern.
The time has also come for the team to make decisions on some high-salary players who have maybe not performed up to the level their contract indicates they should. Even with salary cap penalties, the Broncos may need to move on from a number of guys.
As of right now, the Broncos are estimated to have $66.8 million in cap space in 2020 before making any moves to clear space or re-sign players.
I want to take a look today at four players who need to stay in Denver and four players the team needs to get rid of.