5 moves the Denver Broncos should make after loss to the Seahawks

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2. Enough is enough: Sign Ndamukong Suh

Maybe you’ve seen me suggest this before, and until Ndamukong Suh signs elsewhere or announces that he’s retiring from pro football, I’m going to continue to suggest it. There are a wide variety of reasons why I think the Broncos should be making a bold move like this, even though Suh is in his mid-30s and you typically expect decline in play at that age.

First of all, the Broncos need the additional depth on the defensive front. Sixth-round pick Matt Henningsen is above Eyioma Uwazurike on the depth chart. The Broncos divided their defensive line snaps among primarily just four guys against Seattle:

  • Dre’Mont Jones (51 snaps)
  • DJ Jones (43 snaps)
  • DeShawn Williams (34 snaps)
  • Mike Purcell (25 snaps)

Henningsen played five snaps and the Broncos also heavily incorportated Baron Browning in the season opener.

I think as of right now, this is more than the Broncos just being an injury away from the defensive line being a terribly weak area of this roster. DeShawn Williams playing 34 snaps is fine for now, but could that spot be upgraded? I think when you’re talking about Ndamukong Suh, the answer is yes. Not to mention, the optics of signing a guy like Suh at this point would indicate the Broncos obviously believe in themselves as contenders. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that leaving him unsigned means the opposite of that, but why not be aggressive?

Suh could really help this team, he could make the rest of the pass rushers better, and he’s still effective at his age.