3 reasons why the Denver Broncos should cut Ronald Darby

Denver Broncos linebacker Kenny Young. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Nov 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Ronald Darby (21) breaks up a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) during the second half at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

The defense is not the issue for the Denver Broncos

Robbing Peter to pay Paul is never a great strategy but when Paul is poor beyond imagination and Peter is basking in riches, it is the right play. If you didn’t pick up on it, the Denver Broncos’ second-ranked scoring defense and fourth-ranked team defense according to Pro Football Focus is Peter in this situation. The Bronco’s last-placed scoring offense and 31st-ranked team offense according to Pro Football Focus is Paul.

And when you consider the fact that Ronald Darby was only available for 5 of 12 games for this fantastic defense, it becomes a lot easier to rob Peter to pay Paul. In this case, robbing Peter would be releasing the talented Darby and spending that money on almost any position on the offense such as running back, offensive line, or even a backup quarterback.

Even if you did want to spend that money on the defense, that $10 million would be better spent on the star interior defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones than Ronald Darby. Given Jones’s stellar play this season, he will easily command north of $10 million a year.

Whichever way you slice it, that $10 million could be better used on offense or other defensive pieces, not on the often-injured Ronald Darby.