Denver Broncos potential offseason change: A new starting strong safety
I will start this off by saying that I don’t really have a problem with Kareem Jackson. However, at some point in the near future, the Denver Broncos will have to look at replacements for the 34-year old. It certainly could be possible that Jackson decides it is time to retire after this season.
That is not a report or anything. It is just something that makes sense to me given his age.
Might Jackson’s replacement already be on the roster? It is possible as P.J. Locke has shown some nice things for the team in limited action, as has Caden Sterns. Unfortunately, Sterns is out for the rest of the 2022 season, so we cannot confirm if he would fully be able to take on that role quite yet.
There is a lot of time between now and then.
On Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Justin Simmons was out due to a sprained knee. Locke filled into Simmons’ role so that’s a positive sign for him. He gets more experience while still being a young player.
Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett has not shown much growth week to week and unfortunately this could cost him his job.
If they want, the Broncos could sign one of the free agents-to-be next offseason in Vonn Bell, Tony Jefferson, Keanu Neal, or M.J. Stewart, just to name a few. My guess is that they are comfortable with the group they have, but it’s always important for any team to look at adding depth.