Denver Broncos to host potential Alexander Johnson replacement pre-draft
The Denver Broncos will be hosting former Wyoming linebacker Chad Muma as one of their 30 pre-draft visits.
With time passing and Alexander Johnson still unsigned, it appears the linebacker has reached his end with the Denver Broncos. Therefore, a replacement must be found. The team is doing its homework on draft prospects.
The latest comes from The Athletic’s Nick Kosmider reports that the Broncos are hosting former Wyoming linebacker Chad Muma next week.
Muma was a defensive back during his high school days and switched to linebacker in college. His time as a defensive back has helped him in several aspects of his game, including the ability to cover and also make tackles.
Watching Muma, it is clear that he is focused on his mission. Whether he is tasked to stop runs or drop back into coverage, he can do it all. Muma has 266 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, three interceptions with two being returned for touchdowns, two passes defended, and one forced fumble.
Muma had a stellar year in 2021, recording 142 tackles as well as his three career interceptions.
If the Broncos do draft Muma, we should expect him to be considered for wearing the green dot on his helmet at some point. Muma is a smart athletic linebacker who should make an immediate impact for the Broncos.
The NFL allows just one player on the defensive side of the ball to wear the green dot on his helmet. That player receives the play call from the coach to relay to his teammates in the huddle and make the pre-snap adjustments.
The Broncos had a lot of injuries at the linebacker position, so multiple players had to wear the green dot and take on those responsibilities.
I won’t go as far as saying Muma will take over the play-calling/adjustment-making job, right away, but it feels like he would be a great candidate to do so at some point early on in his career. The Broncos re-signed Jewell to just a two-year contract, so hypothetically, Muma could be ready to take in those responsibilities at that time.
Recently, Predominantly Orange’s Lou Scataglia wrote about how the Broncos should re-sign Alexander Johnson. It still might happen, and regardless of that decision, the team should highly consider Muma.
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