Three offensive and three defensive free agents for Denver Broncos
2. Joe Haden, CB
In keeping with the scenarios of continuing to add to positions of strength, why not take a look at Joe Haden, a 12-year veteran who keeps producing.
The 2010 first-round draft pick has spent his entire career in the AFC North, beginning his career with the Browns and most recently playing for the Steelers.
Now 33, Haden surely recognizes that he doesn’t have a ton of time left in the NFL.
I’m sure he’s given legitimate thought about retiring or at least trying to sign with a contender to try and win a ring.
The three-time Pro Bowler has 155 passes defensed and 29 interceptions in his career. He’s been a producer his entire time in the NFL but is someone who is good to miss a few games per year.
I would love this signing because Haden wouldn’t have to be a starter every week.
In fact, Joe Haden could function as what we wanted Kyle Fuller to be last year. Once Patrick Surtain II passed up Kyle Fuller on the depth chart, Fuller didn’t play as much but was still getting himself on the field.
Obviously, he wasn’t that effective for whatever reason.
However, I think Joe Haden could acquire a similar role in Denver.
Perhaps the CB3 or CB4, Haden would start games on the bench and get inserted into the lineup when necessary. Teams are increasingly using five or even six defensive back formations, so having a ton of quality DBs is a no-brainer.