Just days from the start of the NFL free-agent signing period, we take a look back at some of the best signings the Denver Broncos have made since the start of the 2010 season.
Though the Broncos have missed the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, the team was highly competitive in the five seasons before that. There was good reason for that, and that player just might be at the top of this list.
Getting this list down to five players was not easy. The Broncos have made some great free-agent signings since 2010 and those players have helped the team achieve great success. As a result, several deserving players had to be left off of the list.
Willis McGahee, 2011: McGahee had a huge 2011 season for the Broncos, rushing for 1,199 yards. Only six players have ever rushed for more yardage in a season for the team.
Wes Welker, 2013: After years of tremendous success with the New England Patriots, Welker came to Denver and added another dimension to what was already a top-flight passing attack.
Terrance Knighton, 2013: Knighton had a relatively quiet career before coming to Denver and becoming a key piece of the team’s defense. “Pot roast” had his best years in the Mile High City.
Darian Stewart, 2015: It was difficult to leave Stewart out of the top five. He had four solid years at safety in Denver and made the Pro Bowl in 2016.
Shelby Harris, 2017: Harris was a player the Broncos basically stumbled upon after he bounced around the league and was a member of three other teams. The Broncos signed him to a futures contract following the 2017 season and he has been a great find.