With just one game remaining in the 2022 season, the Denver Broncos have not had much to get excited about this year.
As soon as the final seconds tick off the clock in the team’s season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday, the Broncos will enter an incredibly important offseason for the franchise. The first order of business is going to be to secure a new head coach, with Sean Payton’s name now in the mix.
Once that is figured out, the team will turn to free agency and that usually starts with deciding on which players a team wants to keep around, before exploring outside options. The Broncos have a number of players scheduled to hit the free-agent market this offseason. With this being a contract year for those players, only a few actually earned a new deal with the team.
General manager George Paton and his staff will have decisions to make with several players who are scheduled to be free agents, but these three players have earned the right to be back based on their play in 2022.
Broncos who have earned new deals with the team: Alex Singleton, Linebacker
Remember how bad Alex Singleton looked in the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks? He has left that performance in the dust and has been one of the most consistent players on the entire roster this season.
Singleton is seemingly in on every play on defense and currently ranks at No. 7 in the entire league with 152 total tackles on the season. He has reached double figures in tackles in six games this season and on two occasions, has hit the 20-tackle mark for a game.
Earlier this year against the Los Angeles Chargers, he nearly broke an NFL record for solo tackles in a game.
He easily leads the Broncos in tackles on the season and has been a fabulous free-agent find for the team.
Singleton signed a one-year deal with the team last March. He recently turned 29 years old but still has plenty of good football left in him.
He should be brought back next year and he may have even played his way into a multi-year deal with the team. Singleton is a tackling machine who exudes effort out on the field. He is the kind of player the rest of the defense can feed off of.