The Denver Broncos have some new faces in 2022. Which players will emerge in training camp?
The Denver Broncos are poised to be Super Bowl contenders in 2022. It’s about time. However, there are still some players who are going to be fighting for a roster spot during training camp.
Several competitions stand out among the rest.
At the fifth or sixth wide receiver spot, or maybe even seventh, the Broncos will hold an intriguing battle. Kendall Hinton had a decent year for what he is as a player. However, I think that there is a strong chance he could be pushed off the roster in 2022.
He should take a spot on the roster as a receiver, too. The thinking is that you don’t take a return man in the fifth round if that’s all he is expected to do.
It would make sense if the Broncos used both Washington and K.J. Hamler in the slot position. The team can take advantage of opposing defenses with both players’ speed.
They should try and copy what the Kansas City Chiefs did with Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman: Dominate with speed.
At the safety position, the Broncos are set with starters Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson. I would be shocked if Caden Sterns was not the immediate backup to one or both of those guys.
After Sterns, the competition for the fourth safety spot begins with P.J. Locke, Jamar Johnson, J.R. Reed, and Delarrin Turner-Yell.
Locke could have an advantage of taking that spot due to being on the team the longest of the four competing safeties. Johnson had been dealing with some injuries since arriving to the Denver Broncos which could be bad news for him.
He’ll have to prove that he can stay healthy and be able to pick up the defense in a timely manner.
Reed comes to the Broncos as a free agent from the New York Giants after spending time with the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars before that.
The Denver Broncos have at least five players who are on the roster bubble and will need a strong start to training camp in order to make the team in 2022.
Which battles are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comment section.