Denver Broncos 53-man roster prediction with OTAs in the books
The Denver Broncos are officially done with OTAs, which means there will be a break until training camp. What could the 53-man roster look like?
The offseason is rolling along at a rapid pace for the Denver Broncos, it feels. OTAs are officially in the books and after an extended break, the team will reconvene for training camp in July.
Football season is nearly upon us yet again, and the old adage has proven itself true — time flies when you’re having fun.
With the offseason program now behind us, let’s take another early look ahead at what the future could hold for the Denver Broncos’ 53-man roster in 2022.
There are a lot of new factors to consider and plenty of options with the current 90-man roster. Injuries could obviously play a major role in how this roster is ultimately constructed, and so will other factors like how guys do when the pads come on, how they perform in joint practices and preseason games, and what trade options arise.
Denver Broncos post-OTAs 53-man roster prediction
Quarterbacks: 2 (2/53)
- Russell Wilson
- Josh Johnson
Would it be risky for the Denver Broncos to subject Brett Rypien to waivers if they truly want him to be part of their QB room in 2022?
Sure, but at the same time, the Broncos have been able to get Rypien through waivers before and they will probably be able to do it again barring some kind of other-worldly preseason performance from the former undrafted free agent.
Rypien is a valuable piece of the QB room, but the numbers game for this year’s roster will be extremely tight.
At this point, the Broncos will need to take that risk and try to get Rypien through waivers to make sure they have 51 other spots to utilize.
Special teams: 3 (5/53)
- Brandon McManus, K
- Sam Martin, P
- Jacob Bobenmoyer, LS
At this point, there’s not really been any big hype for the only player on the roster competing for a job on special teams — punter Corliss Waitman.
Any sort of competition with Sam Martin will have to unfold throughout training camp and during the preseason. I do feel like the Broncos would be willing to move on from Martin if Waitman proves himself to be a weapon in the kicking game, but time will tell.