Will the Denver Broncos double up at the edge position?
Looking ahead to the 2022 NFL season, the Denver Broncos have glaring holes at many positions; edge rusher is one of them. Will general manager, George Paton, act as if this pool is your local Baskin-Robbins and double dip?
In Paton’s first season as GM of the Denver Broncos, former head coach, Vic Fangio, told Paton he needed reinforcements at the cornerback position. What did Paton do?
He not only signed two free-agent cornerbacks, Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller, he also drafted stud cornerback, Patrick Surtain II, with the ninth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
This was not the only position that had this kind of approach. After the oft injured Ja’Wuan James went down with a torn Achilles in the offseason, Paton went out and added two free-agent offensive tackles to sure up that position, Bobby Massie and Cameron Fleming.
From my perspective, this is an absolutely brilliant way to look at positions of need. Reason being, if a position needs backup, your one play away from your backup needing a backup and having to replicate the learning curve all over again.
This brings on lost time, productivity, and efficiency at a position, or even worse, a team.
Especially at a position that requires trench work, ensuring you have an adequate amount of capable bodies is imminent. This is why I think the edge rusher will be the next version of the double-dipped ice cream cone that George Paton likes.
There are many ways to acquire multiple players, so how will George Paton do so?