One player from each AFC West team for Denver Broncos to steal
In an alternate universe, the Denver Broncos are about to steal one non-QB from each of their AFC West foes. Which players should they choose?
The year is 2023, and Denver Broncos General Manager George Paton has officially taken over the league. He’s overthrown Roger Goodell and is now Emperor-King of the NFL.
Because he is now the Emperor-King, he is going to give the Denver Broncos the best roster in the NFL by a mile.
To begin, he’s going to steal one player from each of his beloved Broncos’ AFC West foes.
To make this activity less predictable, quarterbacks are off the table.
The Denver Broncos roster is, at minimum, one of the 10 best in the NFL.
Even the best rosters can improve in certain areas. For the Broncos, they could probably use a veteran inside linebacker, a legitimate, franchise right tackle, and some help at tight end.
So, which non-quarterbacks should General Manager George Paton steal from his AFC West foes?
Stealing one non-QB from each AFC West team for the Denver Broncos
The first player that George Paton is going to steal is Corey Linsley from the Los Angeles Chargers. Linsley is, by all accounts, the best center in the NFL. He’s an All-Pro and would give Russell Wilson perhaps the best linemen he’s ever played with.
The Denver Broncos’ current center, Lloyd Cushenberry, was abysmal in his rookie season. However, he did show noticeable improvement in year two but still ranks near the bottom of the NFL among centers.
If he can take another step in year three, he’ll probably end up around a more average tier, which may end up being just fine.
However, the Broncos would be getting an insane upgrade by poaching Linsley from the Chargers.
This would give the Broncos two cornerstones along the offensive line in Garett Bolles and Linsley, and perhaps three if Quinn Meinerz can solidify the right guard position.
As for the ramifications, the Chargers would then have a massive hole to fill, and would yet again have to deal with having questions along their offensive line.
Center is the one who is the main communicator with the quarterback, so it’s important to get the position right.