4 players that could join forces with Sean Payton and the Broncos
2. Michael Thomas, WR
At one point, there was a trio in New Orleans that was upper-echelon. That trio included Sean Payton, Drew Brees, and Michael Thomas. During the years of 2017-2019, Micheal Thomas had 378 receptions, an average of 126 catches a season.
Thomas was selected to the All-Pro team on multiple occasions, broke records, and only missed four games. Here is the problem, since then, he has looked like a completely different wide receiver. Oft-injured, not available, and a lot less productive, Micheal Thomas has hit an impasse.
How can the Micheal Thomas of the old be rejuvenated?
By re-uniting with the guy that designed the offense that guided Thomas to such success. If he were to be released by the New Orleans Saints, which is fairly likely, the Denver Broncos should entertain bringing Thomas in on a prove-it deal.
High-risk, high-reward type of signing that could give the Denver Broncos a reliable set of hands on the outside, a chain-moving type of wide receiver. Tim Patrick should be good-to-go next season, but knee injuries can cause players to need to feel their way back into the game.
If Thomas were available and healthy, he could provide a massive upside for the Denver Broncos.
3. David Onyemata, DL
On both sides of the line of scrimmage, the Denver Broncos need help. Along the defensive line, Dre’Mont Jones is an impending free agent for the Denver Broncos and could be a huge loss for the team if he decides to go elsewhere.
Even if Jones is franchise tagged or re-signed, the team could still use another able body across the front. David Onyemata is a lifelong Saint that has been with the team since 2016. Onyemata has never been the flashy type, a massive name like Dre’Mont Jones but he could be a nice rotational piece across the Denver Broncos defensive line.
In seven total seasons, Onyemata has 23 sacks and 28 tackles for loss. Since coming into a larger role in 2018, Onyemate has improved. He has also been reliable, something I think the Denver Broncos need to focus on when adding players in free agency unless it is at a position like wide receiver where the Broncos are sitting comfortably.