Denver Broncos lose Connor McGovern to the Jets
The Denver Broncos have lost their starting center, as Connor McGovern is signing with the New York Jets.
Free agency can be a kick in the face for some fans, and sometimes even some players. One of the starters of last season’s Denver Broncos team has left the Mile High City to go to the east coast.
The Broncos have lost center Connor McGovern, as he has come to an agreement on a 3-year deal worth $27 million.
There was hope that the Broncos were going to be able to re-sign McGovern, but it just wasn’t meant to be. McGovern played all 32 games over the last two seasons and he was the team’s starting center once Matt Paradis left in free agency last year for the Carolina Panthers.
This is especially frustrating because it is important to have continuity on the field, especially at a position like center, where different protections and whatnot have to be assigned. The center is a huge part of that.
Now, the Broncos will have to use yet another player at the position. That player is to be determined, but the team is reportedly very confident in McGovern’s backup: Patrick Morris.
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According to sources, the team is very intrigued by Morris, who has played in two games in his career, which began in 2018 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A guy who is intrigued by Morris is Broncos offensive line coach Mike Munchak. Munchak and Morris were together in Pittsburgh.
Depth across the offensive line was a concern last season for the Broncos, and after losing a significant piece to the puzzle, they are going to need to take a harder look in the NFL draft for interior offensive linemen. If Morris doesn’t work out, they have the option of looking at newly-acquired offensive lineman Graham Glasgow at center.
There are plenty of options the Broncos could go with in the draft, if those players they target make it to their picks, which ever rounds they look at them in. But that will be the way to go as of now.