Denver Broncos: 4 players who have gone backwards in 2020
After losing Chris Harris, one of the more beloved players in team history, to free agency this offseason, the Broncos tried to soften the blow by trading for cornerback A.J. Bouye. It was a move that many liked as Bouye was a strong player and the Broncos only had to give up a fourth-round pick to get him.
That’s about right where the positive vibes around this guy stopped.
Bouye dislocated his shoulder in the season opener and missed the next several games before finally returning in late October. He wasn’t great in the games he played either.
Then, he was tagged by the league as having violated the policy against performance enhancers and was sidelined with a six-game suspension that will carry into next season. That means that his 2020 season will end with him registering 21 tackles and six pass deflections.
That’s not ideal.
The Broncos have some serious issues at cornerback and should absolutely consider selecting one in the first round of next year’s draft. But even with those concerns, the team will also have to think long and hard about whether or not Bouye is in the future plans.
The Broncos could save $13.3 million against the salary cap by moving on from him.