Denver Broncos 2020 free agents: Who stays and who goes?

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ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his interception during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on November 24, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos have some big-time free agents in house. Plenty can change in two months, but who will stay and who will go?

The Denver Broncos are approaching an absolutely critical offseason as John Elway, Vic Fangio, and the front office put together plans for how to build around quarterback Drew Lock.

Lock showed a lot of promise in the final five games of the 2019 season, and despite a small sample size, the Broncos would be making the wise choice to build around their young quarterback and surround him with the most talent possible.

Part of the process of identifying the best talent to surround Lock this offseason includes evaluating the team's own free agent players and weighing those players against the field of 2020 free agents.

The Broncos will have plenty of cap space to work with this offseason and a great deal of flexibility with players on option years and players who could be cap casualties.

We're going to focus in this post on players who are either on expiring contracts or who have team option years with the Broncos.

Which players are going to be kept, and which players will be let go to the open market?

Let's talk through it and play the role of John Elway for a bit.

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