Denver Broncos depth chart fallout after Todd Davis release
Mark Barron takes over in the nickel
Justin Strnad was the Denver Broncos’ “Plan A” in the nickel defensive package, but their recent roster moves indicate they didn’t like any of their in-house “Plan B’s”.
When Strnad was hurt, the Broncos acted quickly to get Barron in the mix, and they intend on using him right away.
He has been getting a crash course in the defense and despite some wildly negative opinions about his career to this point, Barron is a veteran who should be able to at least provide competent play in Vic Fangio’s nickel package.
For such an important role and as critical as Fangio is of players, there’s at least some reason for optimism here.
At the very least, Barron deserves a ‘wait and see’ approach when it comes to his fit in the Vic Fangio defense, which has helped revive some other careers in the past.
Barron is in line to play at least 60 percent of the snaps if he is the full-time nickel linebacker.