Broncos 2022 free agency tracker: Who’s coming and who is somewhere else?
The NFL free-agent signing period opened about two weeks ago and the league has seen a flurry of moves. The Denver Broncos have been a bit quiet but also calculated.
Of course, many of those moves that have created the biggest headlines have been through trades. The league has never seen an offseason quite like this one, where so many big-name players have been dealt.
Of course, the biggest move made by the Denver Broncos this offseason was the one that brought Russell Wilson to town as the new starting quarterback.
Denver Broncos have made a few splashes in free agency
So who have the Broncos signed this offseason and which of the team’s free agents have signed elsewhere? This will serve as a tracker for fans to keep up with each of the roster moves made this offseason and it will be updated any time there is any kind of move made.
We will start with the signings.
Randy Gregory, Edge rusher
One of the early storylines in this free-agent signing period was how the Broncos convinced Randy Gregory to come to Denver despite having already agreed to remain with the Dallas Cowboys. Gregory backed out due to language in that deal he didn’t like and instead signed a five-year, $70 million deal to come get after quarterbacks for the Broncos.
Though Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report suggests that the Broncos will regret this move, I wholeheartedly disagree.
D.J. Jones, Defensive lineman
The Broncos’ first major signing of the free-agent period was that of former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman, D.J. Jones. He agreed to a 3-year, $30 million deal. He will bulk up the interior of the defensive line and be used as the guy who does all the dirty work and helps shut down the run.
K’Waun Williams, Cornerback
K’Waun Williams was signed to provide depth in the secondary and because the Broncos still have pending free agents at the position, most notably Bryce Callahan.
Williams brings a lot of experience, having played in 91 career games.
Tom Compton, Offensive tackle
Another move made to provide depth at a key position, Tom Compton has appeared in 123 career games. The Broncos will be his seventh NFL team.
Alex Singleton, Linebacker
The signing of Alex Singleton is an interesting move that brings another option at what is a weak link for this team, the inside linebacker spot. Singleton has led the Philadelphia Eagles in tackles in each of the last two seasons and he can be a force on special teams as well.
Billy Turner, Offensive tackle/guard
Billy Turner is a former Broncos player who was brought back to be a guy the team can turn to whenever it needs someone to step in and play right tackle or guard. He’s versatile and experienced at multiple positions and will have a chance to be a starter in 2022.
Josh Johnson, Quarterback
The Broncos decided to tender Brett Rypien as an exclusive rights free agent before signing journeyman backup Josh Johnson. Those two will compete for the backup quarterback job. Amazingly, this will be Johnson’s 14th NFL team.
Ben Braden, Offensive line
Ben Braden was one of the team’s smaller, less-talked-about signings. Undrafted out of Michigan in 2017, he has played in just 16 NFL games but he is familiar with Nathaniel Hackett’s system due to their time together in Green Bay.