Free agency — Offense
Re-sign Connor McGovern, put him back at RG
The Broncos’ 2020 free agency efforts offensively should be focused on re-shaping the offensive line.
Denver has plenty of money to spend but is there anything more important than investing in protecting Drew Lock?
Not only will we put an emphasis on offensive line in free agency, I think the Broncos should use one of their top 100 picks (possibly more) on the offensive line to ensure depth there.
Denver has one of the best O-line coaches in the NFL in Mike Munchak — use him.
With that said, the Broncos drafted Connor McGovern and have seen him develop into a player worth keeping either at right guard or center. He did a good job at center this season for the team in his first year as the full-time starter there, and despite the number of free agents this team has to think about elsewhere on the roster, McGovern is pretty easily the top center available in free agency before cuts are made.
It could cost north of $10 million per year to re-sign McGovern, but he’s developed well and played well at multiple positions.
Sign Steelers C BJ Finney
The Mike Munchak connection is going to come into play at some point, right?
BJ Finney is a very solid player for the Steelers who has proven himself to be a capable full-time starter at the center position with Maurkice Pouncey dealing with injuries and missing a few games.
Finney is strong at the point of attack and a very physical center.
Not only would Munchak probably love to be reunited with Finney, but I’m sure he’s someone Dalton Risner looked up to as a fellow Kansas State graduate. In this scenario, the two would be playing side-by-side.
These two moves on the offensive line would give the Broncos a group, from left-to-right, of Garett Bolles, Dalton Risner, BJ Finney, Connor McGovern, and Ja’Wuan James to open the 2020 offseason.
We will supplement using the NFL Draft as well.