Ranking the top 10 moves by the Denver Broncos in the 2022 offseason
The Denver Broncos have made a plethora of roster moves in the 2022 offseason. We rank the top 10 signings, trades, and draft picks so far.
It’s been a whale of an offseason for general manager George Paton and the Denver Broncos.
From free agency to trades to the NFL Draft, this has been one of the best and most exciting offseasons the Denver Broncos have experienced in the last decade, and there’s some strong competition there.
The 2012 offseason saw Peyton Manning and some of his pals sign with the Denver Broncos.
The 2014 offseason included arguably the best all-around free agency haul for any team in recent memory when the Broncos signed DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, Emmanuel Sanders, and TJ Ward all in a one-month span.
It’s been a while since the Denver Broncos had legitimate Super Bowl aspirations, but here we are in that enviable situation once again.
Looking back on the offseason up to this point, what have been the best moves made by George Paton and the rest of the front office? Let’s rank the top 10 moves up to this point in a tremendous overall offseason.
Denver Broncos offseason move no. 10: Re-signing LB Josey Jewell
Prior to a pectoral injury near the beginning of the 2021 regular season, linebacker Josey Jewell appeared to be playing some of the best football of his young career.
Although Jewell is not one of these superhero-like athletes at the linebacker position, he’s instinctive and has outstanding play speed.
The Denver Broncos’ new coaching staff came in and watched Jewell’s tape and obviously agreed with George Paton — this guy is the glue of the defense when he’s on the field.
Jewell will be one of the key pieces of Denver’s defense this season and in 2023 after signing a two-year contract in free agency worth about $11 million. Not bad considering how much some other starting linebackers are being paid these days.
Getting Jewell back in the fold was critical and the Broncos did it at a very reasonable price.