Former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Adam Gotsis finally has a new team.
According to the official website of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Adam Gotsis signed with the team on Sunday. A former second-round pick of the Broncos, Gotsis is the highest-drafted Australian-born player in NFL history.
He never lived up to the high draft status in the Mile HIgh City.
Gotsis played in 57 games for the Broncos in his four seasons with the team, registering 99 total tackles, five sacks and 13 pass deflections. The team chose not to re-sign him following the conclusion of last season and for the past several months, he has been waiting for a call.
He played in all 16 games in each of his first three seasons with the team but seemed to fall out of favor in Vic Fangio’s system last year, where Mike Purcell basically supplanted him.
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That call came on Sunday from Jacksonville, where Gotsis will join a defensive line that includes Yannick Ngakoue and last year’s first round-pick Josh Allen. The team does have decent depth along the line so Gotsis will have to fight for a roster spot.
That’s a better scenario than he was looking at just a day ago, however, as Gotsis’ career appeared to be on the ropes after he sat as a street free agent for so long. The Jaguars felt there was enough there to kick the tires.
Gotsis was part of a long line of poor second-round draft picks that date all the way back to 2011 with Rahim Moore. The list that would follow would include Brock Osweiler, Montee Ball, Ty Sambrailo, and DeMarcus Walker. Courtland Sutton and Dalton Risner seem to have changed the team’s fortunes and there is plenty of hope for K.J. Hamler.
But Gotsis will certainly be remembered as a bad draft pick for the Broncos. Hopefully, for him, his career takes a different trajectory in Jacksonville.