Denver Broncos: Bolles shines on final 2020 stock report
We are almost a month removed from the Denver Broncos’ heartbreaking season finale loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, and before we know it, it will be time for free agency, and then the draft.
With new GM George Paton in the building, Broncos Country eagerly anticipates the Paton’s first moves as the leading man, though many are holding their breath for the first order of business to be a Justin Simmons extension.
Of course, we will be waiting at least a while longer before the Broncos begin making any blockbuster moves. Meanwhile, now that the emotional trauma of the season finale loss has rubbed off, it is finally time to break down the final stock report of 2020.
In this final edition for the season, we will share five players who took the biggest leaps in 2020.
Denver Broncos final 2020 stock report: Justin Simmons
While this one may seem like a no-brainer, Justin Simmons was coming into 2020 essentially playing for a new contract and gave the Denver Broncos every reason they need to make Simmons the highest-paid safety in the league.
Simmons finished the season with five interceptions, tied for second among active safeties, and finished in the top 15 in solo tackles on the season. By the last few weeks of the regular season, Denver’s secondary was depleted, and Justin Simmons stepped up where he was needed.
After a shocking All-Pro snub, Simmons will be even hungrier to prove himself worthy next year.
Locking Simmons down would be a solid first move for George Paton. Here’s to hoping it happens, and soon.