3 players the Denver Broncos should target in the 2021 offseason.
With the 2020 season nearing the end, the Denver Broncos will be going into the offseason with a few questions. Personally, I do not think this team has many needs at all. Outside of cornerback and linebacker, I do not believe we have an urgent need that will have to be addressed in the draft.
Although, the Broncos are set to have a higher draft pick and are poised to be able to take a true playmaker who will almost certainly start day one.
With free agency starting at the beginning of March, I do not think the Broncos will be overly active outside of trying to re-sign their own players like Justin Simmons, Phillip Lindsay, and maybe Shelby Harris.
Truth be told, I would tell Broncos Country to not get too excited. Now, the Broncos will be sitting on a healthy amount of cap space even with the presumed reduced cap number (could be as low as $176 million), but having cap space does not mean it needs to be spent. With that being said, the Broncos would be wise to look at the free agent market, potentially filling depth concerns and maybe even finding a starter.
Here is a brief list of three players the Denver Broncos should consider in 2021.
1. Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts
It’s reasonable to assume that the Broncos will be bringing in some form of competition for Drew Lock, and if they target the free agent market first, I think Jacoby Brissett would be a solid option.
Currently, Brissett is the backup in Indianapolis, but he has solid numbers and good starting experience. Brissett began his career in 2016 with the New England Patriots before being shipped off to Indy.
He has since then found a home with the Colts, and played well in 15 games of action last year. His numbers were good, not great. He threw for 18 TDs on 6 INTs, good for an 88.0 passer rating. He also rushed for four more touchdowns.
Brissett is a big-bodied QB at 6’4”, 238 pounds, and has been used in goal-line situations with the Colts this year.
Simply put, Brissett would be a rock-solid backup option and would seem to provide competent QB1 play if Lock implodes during the 2021 season.
No offense to Brett Rypien, but Brissett is the better quarterback and would bring a security blanket option if Lock can’t put it all together. Not only that, but Brissett was just named the Colts’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.