Denver Broncos: Off Season Moves From Mile High

The Broncos are gearing up for the Mark Sanchez era at QB. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs
The Broncos are gearing up for the Mark Sanchez era at QB. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs

By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright

Where do I start? Do I start at quarterback, running back, the defense or acquisitions? The first thing fans talked about after Denver won the super Bowl was signing and re-signing key free agents. What do the Broncos do to repeat as champs? Re-sign as many of the valued players as possible and keep them on the team. Let’s take a look at who has moved on, who has been re-signed and who the team picked up by position.

Quarterbacks
Losing Brock Osweiler to the Houston Texans was a shock. Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset. Who else do the Broncos have on the roster to play QB? At the time the cupboard was looking bare with only Trevor Siemian from Northwestern…  The team took a look at Ryan Fitzpatrick from the NY Jets. Honestly speaking Fitzpatrick will stay with the Jets. Look at all the money that’s being thrown at mediocre quarterbacks. Denver won’t pay him what his agent is asking. Sad part about looking for a decent player at the position is scary. So, what did the Broncos do? They signed Mark Sanchez. I think I’m about to be sick. Hey John Elway! Draft a quarterback… Please!

Running Backs
C. J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman can also leave the team. At the time of this article both are waiting to see what the Broncos management will do in their respective cases. Keep both of them. They gave a balance to the offense when the O-line gave up the quarterbacks like a free lunch… peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Ownership needs to pay these running backs. Miami is interested in C.J. Anderson offering him 4-year, 18 million contract.

Offensive Line
The offensive line was the weakest link on the team. The O-line was shuffled nine different times with no stability last season. They had guards playing tackle and centers playing guard and still gave up a league high in sacks. Signing Donald Stephenson away from the Chiefs was a great start at building the line for next year.

Defense
DeMarcus Ware restructured his contract to keep the defense intact. Look at who the team lost in the first 3 days of free agency. Von Miller received the hated “Franchise Tag” and Malik Jackson left for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Danny Trevathan is left wide open. A quality linebacker is hard to find with the numbers he’s put up in the last three years. Keep the defense together. They were the key to winning it last season. I would hate to see the Broncos fall because of management trying to save money! PAY THE PLAYERS!