Denver Broncos: One free agent target from each NFC team
As the 2022 NFL season is set to kick off next week, who are some free agent targets from each NFC team that the Denver Broncos could sign?
Yesterday, I wrote an article looking at one free agent target from each AFC team for the Denver Broncos.
Today, we’ll take a look at one free agent target from each NFC team. Now that the team has made a significant move for Russell Wilson, we can reasonably project that Denver will probably be rather aggressive in free agency, and it is also reasonable to think that free agents will now want to come to play for Denver.
As we know, Denver’s roster is solid. They don’t have a ton of holes, and with General Manager George Paton proving he can draft well, there is no reason to believe he won’t be able to fill the team’s holes with quality rookies.
With that said, signing impact players in free agency is generally a more efficient way to go.
So, who could the Denver Broncos target from each NFC team in free agency?
Denver Broncos: Free agents from the NFC South
Carolina Panthers – Stephon Gilmore, CB
The Panthers traded for Gilmore during the 2021 season, giving them a very strong secondary room.
Gilmore is over 30 years old, so he might not have a ton of time left playing at a high level. However, the Denver Broncos might be in the market for signing high-quality veterans to short-term deals if they can trade for Aaron Rodgers.
With pending free agents Bryce Callahan and Kyle Fuller, bringing in Gilmore gives Denver a nasty trio along with Patrick Surtain II and Ronald Darby
New Orleans Saints – Terron Armstead, LT
Ok, hear me out. Why not sign one of the very best tackles in the NFL over the past decade?
Armstead does have trouble staying on the field, but has insane technique and is a three-time Pro Bowler.
Could Denver sign Armstead and move him to the right side? Sure, why not? While unlikely, a tackle duo of Armstead and Garett Bolles would be the league’s best.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Ndamukong Suh, DT
The Denver Broncos need to get better in the trenches, and there might be no better free agent than Super Bowl champion and ironman Ndamukong Suh.
Suh is 35 years old but has not missed a game since 2011, and has 12.0 sacks along with 32 QB hits the past two seasons.
This man is a monster and has shown no signs, not a single sign of slowing down. Denver needs to sign him.
The team is set to trade Shelby Harris in the package for Russell Wilson, so the need down in the defensive trenches just got more noticeable.
Atlanta Falcons – Dante Fowler Jr, EDGE
Denver needs to get better off the edge, and Dante Fowler could bring that as a nice backup option.
Fowler has largely been a bust since being drafted 3rd overall in 2015, but he has shown to at least be a quality backup option.
I don’t think he can be trusted to be an every-week starter, but a cheap option who does have some upside could be a low-risk, high reward signing for Denver. Fowler has 35 career sacks.