Free agency is an exciting time for new players to find homes and also for the Denver Broncos to bring them home. Ndamukong Suh is one to watch.
One of the top 2020 free agents who will potentially look to find a different home is defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh. Could that home be with the Denver Broncos?
If you have followed me for any length of time, then you know the high level of interest there has been for me linking Suh and the Denver Broncos over the years. It hasn’t worked out to this point, and this time feels like the same story.
With impending moves on the defensive line, there could be multiple signings at this position. Denver needs to think about adding attitude to their front seven by looking at Suh.
The addition of Suh would give the team three enforcers on the defense. Safety Kareem Jackson brought the lumberjack boomstick on the back end. Linebacker Alexander Johnson is the dinosaur on the field and an absolute menace from sideline to sideline. Johnson emerged in 2019 as one of the best linebackers in football.
Suh would bring the team that same attitude and maybe more on the defensive front. His attitude has been a turn-off to some people but lately it seems to be in check, at least in the last few seasons since he left Detroit.
Suh also appears to be a business person when looking at NFL contracts. He had recently taken advice from one of the best-known people in the area where he went to college in Nebraska, Warren Buffett.
Last year Suh took a lesser deal than some thought he would by signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he previously signed with the Los Angeles Rams. In both places, he has helped transform the fronts to some of the best in the NFL. The Rams were ranked in the top 15 run defense in 2018 and the Buccaneers went to first in run defense.
Based on the defensive mastermind that is Vic Fangio, I say give him a player like Suh that is as old school as they come. Maybe there’s a chance Denver takes a look at him.
Denver did not get enough pressures on the QB from Shelby Harris despite the frequent ability to bat down passes. Harris has a niche in the NFL, but he also potentially played himself out of Denver.
Suh very well might sign a lesser deal again with chances of becoming a free agent again. It would be smart for Denver to exhaust every single option in free agency with the amount of money they will spend.
Suh is one of those guys who can transform a defense by sucking up double teams and opening up opportunities for others. If Denver signed Suh, that would mean great things for Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. It also would allow Denver to still look at the NFL Draft to bolster the defensive line.
Again, Denver has to exhaust all alternatives before making a determination on the direction they should go. Suh is one of those players that will need to be discussed due to his ability to make everyone around him better.
Ndamukong Suh is a free agent again and this time Denver has to show interest.