Denver Broncos: Tedric Thompson coming home to compete for spot

Denver Broncos 2021 offseason - Tedric Thompson. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos 2021 offseason - Tedric Thompson. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Tedric Thompson is coming home. The Denver Broncos and Thomson have reportedly agreed to terms on a deal.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that the former fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks is joining the loaded secondary for the Denver Broncos.

The former Colorado Buffaloes football player is coming home. Thompson racked up 13 career interceptions as a member of the Buffaloes placing him fifth all-time in team history. Most importantly Thompson was an integral part of the Buffaloes winning the PAC-12 South in 2016.

Before entering the pros, Thompson started to impress scouts by participating in the Shrine Game. There is where his NFL journey took flight.

Thompson became a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2017. He has yet to crack consecutive seasons where he played 10 games, but given the amount of flexibility for him to be a safety or float to other positions, it allows his new team the Denver Broncos to be intrigued with the depth he brings.

Thompson comes into a safety room that added Caden Sterns and Jamar Johnson in the 2021 NFL Draft. He also will compete for a spot along with Trey Marshall and PJ Locke. Locke has gained a lot of praise from defensive coaches. With Thompson added to the room it will be a fascinating watch.

If there is one group that had depth grow overnight it is solely the defensive side of the ball. This is not just at safety, but the cornerback room is recharged as well.

It certainly begs the question if Thompson is a camp body. It’s entirely possible Thompson will be here just for Training Camp and preseason. Yet, Thompson has a chance to hit the ground running.

Jamar Johnson is on the Covid-19 list which will allow Thompson to get adjusted quickly. The safety position is one that originally lacked that depth before the season but not anymore.

Thompson still has enough playmaking in his arsenal to help a Denver Broncos team that needs to create turnovers on a regular basis. This is something not been done for a few years now. Vic Fangio’s scheme currently now has playmaking all over the defense to get that job done. Maybe Thompson can a piece of that puzzle that helps solve it.

With Training Camp around the corner, position battles will make for very interesting conversations with fans and media alike.

Welcome back to Colorado, Tedric Thompson.