Broncos Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Simmons
Patrick Surtain may have made the Pro Bowl but for me, Justin Simmons is and was the better overall player. I do feel that Simmons should be in the Pro Bowl but that is starting to mean less and less by the year as well.
Simmons only played in 12 games for the team this season, but he led the Broncos with six interceptions and that was also tied with three other players for the league lead.
Simmons finished fourth on the team with 69 total tackles and added three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
The Broncos had other strong defensive efforts as well.
Surtain will go to the Pro Bowl after making 60 tackles, having two interceptions and deflecting 10 other throws while becoming one of the best cover corners in football.
Alex Singleton had a ridiculous 163 tackles and was all over the field for the team, overcoming his poor Week 1 performance to put together a great season.
Dre’Mont Jones led the team with 6.5 sacks and should be the Broncos’ top in-house priority in free agency this offseason.
But Simmons is still the best defensive player on the roster and the season he put together while missing five games, is worthy of the honor.