5 surprises from the first week of Denver Broncos training camp
Denver Broncos training camp surprise no. 4: Jonas Griffith’s separation at LB
After he was signed as a free agent, there was certainly a school of belief that Alex Singleton was poised to become a starter next to Josey Jewell in the Denver Broncos defense.
That is, unless you had been paying attention at the end of the 2022 season.
Over the final four games of the 2022 season, young Jonas Griffith — a trade acquisition in 2021 from the 49ers — would rack up over 40 tackles and fly all over the field, looking like a future full-time starter.
Over the course of the 2022 offseason, he’s been absolutely outstanding.
Even with just a couple of padded practices, Griffith has been flying around in coverage, finding running lanes, and playing fast.
He’s showing a great understanding of Ejiro Evero’s defense and at this point, nobody’s even rotating reps with him at Denver Broncos training camp.
It’s not even a conversation anymore of whether or not the job next to Jewell is Griffith’s to lose — he’s already won it.
Singleton has yet to really make any waves at camp and while he has experience and multiple seasons over 100 tackles, it looks like Griffith has run away with this position battle before there was even really a battle to begin with.