Denver Broncos: Free agent offensive tackles to replace Ja’Wuan James

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Eric Fisher, 2021 Denver Broncos offseason
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Eric Fisher

The Denver Broncos have seen a lot of Eric Fisher since he was the number one overall pick in the mostly horrible 2013 NFL Draft.

It appeared early on that the Chiefs had potentially made a huge mistake by taking Fisher with that pick, but he’s since carved out a very nice career with them.

As a former number one overall pick, it would be fascinating to see him play under offensive line coach Mike Munchak who has routinely been able to get the best out of players, even though at this point, Fisher is certainly no project.

The major reticence here is again with injuries in recent history.

Fisher is presently coming off of a torn Achilles, the same injury that has Ja’Wuan James a candidate to miss the entire 2021 season. The major difference is, Fisher suffered his injury in the AFC Championship game months ago, so he’s ahead in terms of recovery.

Fisher played just eight games the season prior to that, which definitely should give the Denver Broncos pause considering we’re about to go into a 17-game season here.

Fisher was effectively replaced by the Chiefs with their big trade for Orlando Brown Jr., so unlike Mitchell Schwartz, I don’t think Fisher has any chance of landing there again. He has a visit this week with the Indianapolis Colts and former Chiefs front office member Chris Ballard, so it would make sense for those two parties to strike a deal.

Fisher would also have to switch positions in Denver. I would say this option is unlikely, but it’s an option nonetheless.