5 moves the Broncos should plan on making for 2021 offseason
1. Broncos must sign Justin Simmons to a long-term deal
Justin Simmons has had multiple interceptions every year of his five-year NFL career. He has at least three interceptions in each of the last three seasons.
He was a 2nd-team All-Pro selection in 2019 and looks on his way to a prestigious recognition again in 2020.
Simmons is the Broncos’ reigning Walter Payton Man of the Year award candidate. He is everything NFL teams look for in a player both on and off the field.
The Broncos stole Simmons with a third-round pick in 2016 and he has been one of their best players in the last five seasons.
Playing this year on the franchise tag, the Broncos do have the option to tag Simmons again in 2021. With that said, the time has come to give Simmons a long-term contract extension. There are no current starters in the Denver Broncos’ secondary with contracts that go beyond 2021.
Simmons is one of the best players John Elway has drafted in the last five years and he is everything the Broncos want their players to represent. He’s proven to be a perfect fit in Vic Fangio’s defense and frankly, he’s not limited by a scheme fit.
Simmons is a great player, and the Broncos need to reward his excellent, consistent play with a long-term deal. Simmons should be one of the highest-paid safeties in the NFL and the Broncos should be the ones to pay him.