Denver Broncos 3 underrated players to watch for at training camp
As training camp progresses for the Denver Broncos, here are three underrated players that you should be keeping an eye on.
The first week of training camp for the Denver Broncos is in the books, and it left no shortages of excitement and discussion topics for Broncos Country.
Between everything Russell Wilson-related to Jerry Jeudy‘s strong performances thus far, there is a lot for fans to be excited for as we inch closer to the regular season.
Some of those things to be excited for could come in the shape of players that aren’t getting enough looks right now. As things pick up steam going into the season, there is often players putting up performances worthy of discussion that are overlooked in favor of bigger names.
Going into week two of training camp on Monday, there are three underrated players to keep an eye on throughout training camp and further on:
Denver Broncos underrated player no. 1: Jonas Griffith, LB
Those who attended training camp week one saw a lot of good things from inside linebacker Jonas Griffith, who is expected to start alongside Josey Jewell this season.
Traded to the Denver Broncos by the San Francisco 49ers before the opening of the 2021 season, Griffith was primarily expected to serve as a special teamer, but injuries throughout the season resulted in Griffith starting at inside linebacker by Week 14.
As the Bengals barely scraped by the Broncos, Griffith led the defense in tackles.
In the last four games of the 2021 season, Griffith accumulated 40 tackles (per 9 News).
Coming into 2022, it seems that the Denver Broncos feel confident that Jonas Griffith is ready to make the move to a full-time starter. So far through training camp, Griffith has been commended for his looks in pass coverage and his athleticism.
Though linebacker Alex Singleton was brought in during free agency to compete for the starting inside linebacker position, it seems that all signs point to Jonas Griffith winning the job.
Though not being discussed much by fans, Jonas Griffith may quietly be having one of the best training camps so far.
However, another thing to watch for concerning Griffith is that the Broncos brought in free agent LB Joe Schobert for a visit over the weekend.
Though he apparently left the facility without a deal, this could be a good signing to add depth, especially in the event that Griffith were to regress. However, do not expect the latter.