Bronco Rob
01-19-2016, 08:25 AM
The Broncos slipped past the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night to claim a spot in the AFC Championship Game, setting up a rematch with the New England Patriots. While their offseason plans remain very much on the back-burner, Denver is facing some tough decisions regarding their defensive personnel. GM John Elway has done a fantastic job assembling the league’s best defense, but faces the tough task of deciding which players to retain, particularly in the front seven.

Denver’s defensive success has inevitably led to admiring glances from around the league toward their standout players. The front office has some flexibility with players like Ryan Clady, who is unlikely to see the $10 million he’s owed in 2016. Still, they’re probably short in financial terms if they want to to bring back every guy listed above next season—and that doesn’t include FAs on the offensive side of the ball, including QB Brock Osweiler, G Evan Mathis, and RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman. Denver can’t give big contracts to all their starters meaning there’ll be some tough decisions for the Broncos this offseason.


01-19-2016, 08:35 AM
Isn't that what we said last year?

01-19-2016, 08:53 AM
Isn't that what we said last year?

People have been stating Denver is going to either be talent less or in Cap hell since 2012. Instead we just go to the playoffs every season.

01-19-2016, 09:07 AM
Please John, make Malik and Von lifetime Broncos

01-19-2016, 09:10 AM
Just gotta keep finding the younger talent. Every good team has this issue at one point or another.

We'll see what the coaches think about guys like Anniuke, Nelson and Nixon and how guys like Ray, Shaq, Kligo progress in their second year. If Denver is to be successful in future seasons - these are the guys we'll be talking about on defense alongside the mainstays like Miller, Talib, Wolfe, and Harris.

01-19-2016, 09:17 AM
Elway's' 2012 draft was a home run.
Only swing and miss was Blake the center.

01-19-2016, 09:27 AM
I'm not worried. It's going to come down to having one of two - Trevathan or Jackson.

The others - Bruton, Os, Von will be resigned given Manning's $19Million and Ware/Clady taking a pay cut.

01-19-2016, 09:27 AM
Kilgo is going to be a good one. He needs to work on his conditioning but he was making plays in the backfield frequently when I saw him in September.