3 ideal scenarios for the Denver Broncos during 2022 season
Denver Broncos secure their long-term offensive line group
Surprisingly (at least to me), the Denver Broncos have not re-signed Bobby Massie following his one year as the team’s starting right tackle. I thought that he did well enough to lock down the starting right tackle position for years to come.
According to Pro Football Focus, Massie surrendered five sacks and committed just one penalty in 2021.
Instead, they’ve chosen to sign Billy Turner away from the Green Bay Packers. Turner began his career with the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, too. Turner played multiple positions throughout his career and that is something that is intriguing in the eyes of the Broncos.
Let’s put the Broncos’ right tackle issues into perspective here. The team has not had the same right tackle start two consecutive seasons since Orlando Franklin did it all the way back in 2012-2013.
That’s right: It’s been10 years since that has happened. Enough is enough.
There are other question marks on the offensive line besides right tackle, unfortunately. Graham Glasgow had his contract reworked and it is unknown how much more time he truly has with the Broncos. He will be 30-years old in August and suffered a season-ending injury in November.
Center Lloyd Cushenberry was taken in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft and according to Pro Football Focus, has given up five sacks while also committing seven penalties last year; four more penalties and one more sack allowed than his rookie season.
The Broncos also decided against retaining Mike Munchak as offensive line coach, which you would think is a surprise but new head coach Nathaniel Hackett wanted to bring in his own coach to fit the blocking scheme he’s bringing to Denver.
Hopefully, the offensive line only sees improvement going forward, with Russell Wilson leading the squad at quarterback.