Denver Broncos 3 free agent secondary targets for 2022

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Denver Broncos offseason: Desmond King II #25 of the Houston Texans returns an interception during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on January 2, 2022 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Texans 23-7. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos have a need in the secondary for 2022 that needs to be addressed. Who could they target in free agency?

The Denver Broncos boasted the best secondary in the NFL in the 2021 season, but now they have a glaring need at that position.

All of Kareem Jackson, Kyle Fuller, and Bryce Callahan will be free agents, leaving Denver with Ronald Darby, Patrick Surtain II, and Justin Simmons as the other starters.

Denver could get away with not adding a ton of talent to this unit for 2022, but being in the AFC West, they would be wise to.

I think there is a chance that someone like Bryce Callahan could come back, being that new defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero will run a similar defense to Vic Fangio, but Denver does need to infuse some youth and more talent in the secondary to try and keep Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, and Derek Carr at bay.

Many of the free agent secondary pieces are older, and I suppose there is nothing wrong with signing a 30-plus-year-old player for a year or two, but it would be wise to try and find a couple of youthful free agents who could fill the need for the team.

Who are some of the free agent secondary players Denver could target?

Denver Broncos secondary targets

Desmond King, CB

This is now the second offseason in a row that I want Denver to sign King, who is a talented slot cornerback, former first-team All-Pro, and has return ability.

King played for the Houston Texans in 2021, intercepting three passes and playing in 16 games.

King will also be just 28 this coming December, so he’s still young, and could be a very solid replacement for Bryce Callahan.

Denver has the two outside corners covered, or they could choose to ride with Ronald Darby and Patrick Surtain II for 2022, which is perfectly fine.

King fits in nicely as the nickel and would probably do well in the Broncos’ defense.

He’s never played with a hyper-talented secondary as the Broncos have, so perhaps King could enjoy a few years playing in Denver.

He signed a 1 year, $3 million contract with the Texans, so he can be had for rather cheap, as well.

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