3 extremely obvious destinations for Justin Simmons in 2024

The Denver Broncos cut Justin Simmons on Thursday.

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3. San Francisco 49ers

If Justin Simmons wants to go to a true Super Bowl contender, he could try to wiggle his way to San Francisco and play for the 49ers. The Niners obviously lost to the Chiefs in Super Bowl 58, and one of the few weak points of their roster was in the secondary. One of their key players, Tashaun Gipson, is a few years older than Simmons and is a free agent.

Their other stud safety, Talanoa Hufanga, tore his ACL during the 2023 NFL Season during Week 11. Hufanga might not be 100% when Week 1 of the 2024 NFL Season begins, so San Fran certainly has every reason to add to their safety room. Simmons turns 31 during the 2024 season, so his playing days could be numbered.

He's been with the Denver Broncos since being drafted back in 2016 and has experienced just one winning season and zero playoff appearances. I do think Simmons would be willing to take a bit of a discount if it meant signing with a contending team. And in fact, many veteran players do this. Justin Simmons meant a lot to the team and was a consistent force for years.

He's got the most interceptions since entering the league and probably has another year or two of quality football left in him. For the Broncos, this was a much-needed cap saving move, as they almost wiped out their entire cap overage with this release. The contract Simmons was on for 2024 was just too big for the current status of the team.

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Hopefully, Justin Simmons can experience some winning football in 2024.

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