Whether you think Drew Lock is the quarterback of the future or not the Denver Broncos biggest needs are them most concerning this offseason. There were key injuries that didn’t help during this season, but this was another disappointing year for the Broncos.
Denver Broncos biggest needs: Sign a Veteran QB
Drew Lock is the future of this club. That doesn’t mean that he is ready for this job yet. Denver needs to bring in a veteran QB to give Lock some competition and help the young QB out. When Lock became the starting quarterback in 2020, he was the most experienced. He needs someone to help mentor him and guide him until he feels comfortable running the offense.
Some free agency QBs available to hire for a year or two are Andy Dalton, Jameis Winston, A.J. McCarron, and Ryan Fitzpatrick. You could also trade for Matt Stafford or Nick Foles. There are many options out there for Denver if they want to develop and get Lock ready for the future.
Denver Broncos biggest needs: Sign a CB
The Denver Broncos have been looking for a right Cornerback for a while. They found a diamond in the rough with Michael Ojemudia but could use more depth at that position. More than likely, this is the position you get in the Draft. Picking up Caleb Farley wouldn’t be bad for Denver. You could also get some veterans during free agency. Some CB available this offseason are Jason McCourty, Brian Poole, Terrance Mitchell, Ronald Darby, Xavier Rhodes, and Patrick Peterson. If Denver can sign one of these corners, that will help A.J. Bouye, Michael Ojemudia, and De’Vante Bausby.
Denver Broncos biggest needs: Sign a Edge
With Von Miller with a season-ending injury last year and some offseason complications, Denver would be good to look for a big edge rusher to complement Bradley Chubb. Malik Reed stepped up big time for the Broncos this season and will be a massive factor for next year’s success as well. Denver would also benefit from drafting a good Edge, the best in the draft is Kwity Paye from Michigan. Denver can have a three-headed monster with Chubb, Reed, and Paye subbing in when the other two need to take a break.
Denver Broncos biggest needs: Another Linebacker
A.J. Johnson and Josey Jewell were great inside linebackers in 2020. It would be nice to have some depth. In the draft this year, some good backers are Zaven Collins, who is a late first early second-rounder. Chazz Surratt is a mid-second, early third-rounder. Dylan Moses is supposed to go somewhere from the second to the fourth round. Pete Werner, Paddy Fisher, Toney Fields, and Baron Browning are all projected to go in round three to round five. It would be nice to see some good backups for when Johnson and Jewell get dinged up or need a quick breather.
Denver Broncos biggest needs: Another Tackle
Denver’s Offensive line is starting to get better. Garett Bolles has earned his new contract, Dalton Risner is the best Oline they got, Lloyd Cushenberry did very well for a rookie, and Graham Glasgow did well for his first year in Denver. Ja’Wuan James opted out of the 2020 season and hasn’t lived up to his monster contract. Elijah Wilkinson did a good job stepping in for James, but it would be nice to get some more competition in for the tackle spots. Some free agents that would be good pickups for the Broncos would be Ty Nsekhe, Alejandro Villanueva, Jason Peters, Zach Banner, and Kendall Lamm. They could also look for one in the mid-rounds in the draft.
Denver had another rough year. This time there were injuries and Covid concerns that didn’t help the team. This gives Denver another chance to draft a top college prospect to help this good team. When this team adds some more good talent this offseason and are back to being healthy this team will start winning some games.
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