Denver Broncos: Three Positions of Strength in 2020
Linebacker is probably the strongest position on the roster of the Denver Broncos. It’s incredible what Von Miller has done since being drafted second overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.
He has recorded 10+ sacks in seven of his nine NFL seasons, including his second season in the league, when he recorded an incredible 18.5 quarterback takedowns.
Last season, Miller had just eight sacks. But he was put into a new system and didn’t have his sidekick, Bradley Chubb, with him for the majority of the season.
Speaking of Chubb, the fifth-overall pick in the 2018 Draft had a magnificent rookie season, recording 60 tackles and 12 sacks.
The Broncos also have a solid, reliable outside linebacker in Jeremiah Attaochu, who came onto the scene for Denver and recorded 3.5 sacks in twelve games. He also recorded 21 tackles.
The Broncos have expressed interest in bringing Attaochu, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, back for another season.
Also among the linebackers is Alexander Johnson, who was a great addition to the defense. He recorded 93 tackles, tied for second with safety Justin Simmons and behind fellow linebacker Todd Davis.
Now, even though linebacker might be the strongest position on the team, there still may be chance that the Broncos look for some depth in free agency or the NFL Draft. While I don’t view it as a necessity, it does not hurt to add more players that could help at the position.
Especially in Vic Fangio’s system.