John Elway is not going to sit idly by as the Chiefs celebrate a championship. Here are some big free agent moves the Broncos can make to contend in 2020.
If there’s one thing we all know about Broncos general manager John Elway, it’s that he hates losing.
Elway may be one of those types of people who hates losing even a little bit more than they love winning.
When the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl and the red and yellow confetti blew all over the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Elway and the rest of the Broncos front office had to be thinking about ways they can get back on top.
The 2020 offseason is critical for the Broncos. They have an opportunity to put a really strong roster around Drew Lock and the rest of the young core of players in Denver, and this is really the first time in a long time that Elway has had a lot of cap space to play with.
When the Broncos lost Super Bowl XLVIII to the Seattle Seahawks, Elway put together the best free agency lineup possibly ever, or at least in the modern era. It was a direct response to the way Seattle had destroyed Denver in the Super Bowl — with swagger, great defense, and way too much speed on both sides of the ball for the Broncos to handle.
The Broncos just watched Kansas City win with not only an explosive offense, but a vastly improved defense from a year ago or even from earlier in the 2019 season when they were just getting their footing as a group.
There’s no question that Elway and the Broncos are preparing themselves for a huge offseason in response.
With over $60 million in cap space currently and more on the way with roster cuts coming, what kind of free agency could the Broncos put together in response to Kansas City’s victory to compete with them and take them down in 2020?
Let’s look at five moves that would put the Broncos back into contention with their bitter rivals.