Broncos still have major holes at these 5 spots
The Denver Broncos have made improvements to their roster through free agency, but outside of the trade for Russell Wilson, there haven’t been a lot of fireworks.
The Broncos were expected to be a very busy team once the free-agent signing period opened but just before it did, the team acquired Russell Wilson in one of the biggest trades in NFL history.
Many of the other high-profile free agents that the team was expected to be interested in have mostly signed elsewhere, though there are still some players the team could be targeting.
Though many in Broncos Country are going to laud general manager George Paton for his efforts this offseason, there is still work to be done. And if you look at the rest of the AFC West, which might be the most stacked division in NFL history right now, at least on paper, it’s going to take more than just adding Wilson to get to the Super Bowl.
So what more do the Broncos need to do and who are some of the potential options to fill those holes? The Broncos still have about $14.5 million in cap space according to Over the Cap, but they need to sign their draft class as well.
Broncos need another safety
The Broncos are going to need to do something at the safety spot, unless they plan to have second-year player Caden Sterns become the starter opposite Justin Simmons. While that is always possible, it does seem that the Broncos would like to bring veteran Kareem Jackson back into the fold.
The Broncos do need a veteran in that spot if they aren’t prepared to hand everything over to Sterns. Jamar Johnson and P.J. Locke are the only other safeties on the roster.
So drafting a safety does not make as much sense, unless it’s just to add more depth.
Aside from Jackson, the free-agent market is getting thin at the strong safety position, though Tyrann Mathieu and Landon Collins are still available but neither would come cheap.
The most viable options seem to be to bring Jackson back on a discounted kind of deal or to just ride with Sterns, who had an impressive rookie season. Would be be able to handle the job full time? That would be the question.