Three players who shouldn’t be back on Broncos in 2023
Brandon McManus and Corliss Waitman, kicker and punter
I’ll do a two-for-one here. Both Brandon McManus and Corliss Waitman have been bad for the Denver Broncos this year. Waitman’s punting is inconsistent. He averaged just 41.1 yards per punt in the loss to Baltimore.
Sam Martin, who the Broncos cut for Waitman, has had a career year for the Bills, naturally. Brandon McManus is also not accurate this year. He’s made just 76.7% of his kicks, which is the lowest of his career since 2017.
McManus signed a lucrative deal for kickers a couple of years ago and has not lived up to that contract this year. According to overthecap.com, the Broncos can save $3.75 million on their 2023 cap space by cutting McManus.
To me, that is plenty enough savings to be worth it.
The Denver Broncos' recent loss to the Baltimore Ravens proves what we've seen all season, which is that Russell Wilson is not the primary issue.
Unfortunately, Denver’s special teams unit is quite special this year, but in a bad way. Dwayne Stukes, the special teams coach, put some confidence in me that he’d be able to turn this thing around, but that has not been the case.