Denver Broncos: 4 moves to become Super Bowl favorites
3. Sign Melvin Ingram
This is more of a depth position addressing, as having the hope of Von Miller teaming up with Bradley Chubb again gets me very excited for 2021.
Since early 2019, the two haven’t been the Batman and Robin we had all hoped for. This isn’t their fault, as they have been flip-flopping on who’s having the major and season-ending injury.
At the beginning of 2019. they were on the field together for just four games until Chubb’s season was cut short due to a torn ACL.
Following Chubb’s injury in 2019, Miller faced a season-ending injury in 2020. In what was supposed to be a comeback year for Miller, it was ended before the season ever began.
Coming out of the gate during the 2019 season, the Denver Broncos struggled to get pressure on the quarterback. That was not the case in their one, actual full season together.
In Chubb’s rookie season, the pair combined for 26.5 sacks. I expect them to combine right around the same ballpark in 2021, the ceiling being 30 sacks for the duo and the floor being 20 sacks.
Starting wise, the Denver Broncos are in great shape. Depth-wise, after Malik Reed, the Broncos could use another body. Head Coach Vic Fangio even alluded to this saying, “We got Malik (Reed) but it’s wide open after that… We need to find another two players.”
Taking a look at potential edge rushers available, Melvin Ingram sticks out to me. Ever since Ingram was drafted, he was been a player I seen as an impact player.
Unfortunately for Ingram, his health hasn’t been the best.
If the Broncos do bring depth in, Ingram could provide a strong playmaker with some experience to a rather thin unit. He and third-year Bronco, Malik Reed, could provide a solid “B” unit to Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
In 2018 & 2019 he produced seven sacks each year. However, 2021 was ghostly for Ingram. This could be a move in hope of him being able to notch 5+ sacks, on a cheap, team-friendly deal.