3 Free Agents the Broncos Need to Sign to Make the Playoffs Next Season

Devon Platana
Three free agents that the Denver Broncos need to sign to make the playoffs next season.
Three free agents that the Denver Broncos need to sign to make the playoffs next season. / AP Photo/David Zalubowski
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Denver Broncos fans are left disappointed (yet again) as the 2022 NFL regular season comes to an end. Whether due to injury or underperforming players, the team failed to meet all expectations, resulting in the Broncos missing the postseason for the seventh straight year.

If the Broncos are going to be a better team in 2023, general manager George Paton must look to free agency for improvements. Spotrac lists Denver as having just north of $12.3 million in cap space to work with, meaning Patton won't have any excuses if the results aren't better next season.

Here are three free agents that the Broncos must sign to make the playoffs in 2023.

Broncos Free Agency

1. Mike McGlinchey, RT

The Broncos need some help at right tackle with both Billy Turner and Cameron Fleming hitting free agency. If Paton can make it work financially, one RT he must target is Mike McGlinchey. A former 2018 first-round selection, McGlinchey has enjoyed another successful year with the San Francisco 49ers, allowing just five sacks on 985 snaps. Though his 10 penalties aren't ideal, he's still one of the top available players at his position, highlighted by his 71.4 Pro Football Focus grade. At 28 years old, McGlinchey still has plenty of left in the tank and could be a key piece to helping Russell Wilson bounce back under center going forward.

2. Jamaal Williams, RB

The Broncos' running back room was a mess once Javonte Williams tore his ACL towards the start of the campaign. There's no guarantee that the 22-year-old will be 100% by the start of the 2023 season, which is why Denver should take a look at Jamaal Williams. The former BYU product has rushed into the end zone an NFL-leading 15 times this season, also picking up a career-high 994 rushing yards on 246 carries. Even if Javonte is ready to go by Week 1, having two talented RBs will make the Broncos' offense that much more dangerous. Considering how Denver was in the bottom third of the league for both rushing yards and TDs, targeting Jamaal is a no-brainer.

3. Mike White, QB

As Russell Wilson ages, more injuries are bound to pop up, as proven by his missing five games over the last two seasons after not missing one in the previous nine. Backup quarterback Brett Rypien left a lot to be desired whenever he filled in for Wilson, so I wouldn't be shocked if the Broncos targeted someone like Mike White in free agency. Though he hasn't always been perfect, White has risen to the occasion when called upon, averaging 268.1 passing yards with eight TDs to 12 interceptions in eight career appearances (seven starts). He's also gone over 300 passing yards in three of his last six starts. If Wilson winds up sidelined again, White is a good enough backup that he'd be able to keep the Broncos' postseason hopes alive.

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