Grading the 2019 Broncos offensive linemen

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Offensive tackle Dalton Risner #66 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High on September 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Offensive tackle Dalton Risner #66 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High on September 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Garett Bolles
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 05: Garett Bolles #72 of the Denver Broncos in action during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 5, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Broncos 51-23. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Garett Bolles

2019 Stats: 16 games, 17 penalties, four sacks allowed (PFF)

So, when I grade the offensive line, I will be looking at how consistent they stayed on the field and how productive they were. Let us start with Garett Bolles. Was the beginning of the season a rocky one for him.

The amount of drive killing penalties that he committed throughout the season were painful. He was responsible for 17 penalties during the season. But perhaps where he showed improvement was towards the end of the season, when Broncos Country heard less of “holding, number 72, offense.”

The fifth year option on Bolles is coming up. Depending on how the offseason goes, the Broncos could choose to exercise it or not. But from what I saw this past season, I think not giving that option provides him an opportunity for 2020. Play well or find yourself out of the job.

Grade: C-