4 moves to give the Denver Broncos an elite offensive line in 2023

Sayre Bedinger
Connor McGovern a Denver Broncos free agent target?
Connor McGovern a Denver Broncos free agent target? / Mike Stobe/GettyImages
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The Denver Broncos are going to need to emphasize the offensive line in a big way in the 2023 offseason. There are more ways than one to get a rebuild of the offensive line underway, something that is more than likely going to take multiple offseasons to accomplish. With that being said, don't be shocked if we see the Broncos make some massive moves up front offensively. This is an area that Sean Payton himself has singled out as an area the team needs to get better.

It's no coincidence that the first major hire Sean Payton finalized once he got to Denver was bringing in offensive line coach Zach Strief, someone who started for him at right tackle in New Orleans once upon a time. With Strief in place, the focus and attention will now turn to the 2023 NFL Free Agency market. As of right now, it looks like there's a pretty good group hitting free agency, and there will almost always be more names that hit the market as salary cap casualties.

While we could see someone like Dalton Risner and perhaps even Garett Bolles leave in 2023 as the Broncos look to revamp a unit that has been a problem area now for years. Who will they target?

4 moves the Denver Broncos could make in 2023 to buld an elite offensive line

1. Bring back Connor McGovern to play center

A lot of Denver Broncos fans these days are all about reunions. Well, here's one more reunion possibility to consider. Although the New York Jets will probably work to keep McGovern themselves this offseason, a reunion between the Broncos and McGovern could make some sense. Perhaps the greatest quality McGovern brings to the table? This guy doesn't miss games.

He's only missed two since he became a full-time starter for the Denver Broncos back in the 2018 season. At this point, he's a veteran who gives you a high floor at the position, something the Denver Broncos need desperately. He's not the only good option available at center, either. Someone like Ethan Pocic could make sense from the Browns as well but McGovern coming back to the Mile High City is a reunion that could significantly upgrade a weak area of Denver's offensive front.