3 Best Offseason Moves From the Broncos
After winning the Super Bowl in 2015, the Denver Broncos have missed the playoffs for the last five seasons.
The Broncos' most recent disappointment came with a 5-11 finish to the 2020 NFL Season. Denver is going to want to bounce back and snap its playoff drought in 2021. That journey began this offseason when free agency began.
Here's a look at the Broncos' three best offseason moves so far.
3. Picking up Von Miller's Option
Von Miller has been a mainstay on the Broncos' defense since 2011, however, there was a time when experts wondered if the Broncos would pick up his option this offseason. Fortunately for fans, Miller will be back for another year after missing the entire 2020 season with an ankle injury. If Miller can play as he did in 2019 (8.0 sacks and 46 tackles in 15 games), the Broncos should be happy with the one-year commitment. Not only is Miller a presence on the field, but he's valued as a locker room leader too.
2. Re-Signing Kareem Jackson for Cheaper
Kareem Jackson was set to make $10 million had the Broncos accepted his option. That seems pretty reasonable for a player with an 80.4 PFF grade. However, the Broncos declined his option and brought him back for $5 million instead. Not only did Denver get to keep a player that it really likes, but it can use the $5 million it saved and address other needs. Jackson also has 3 interceptions and a forced fumble in two seasons with the Broncos.
1. Signing Kyle Fuller
Signing Kyle Fuller instantly made the Broncos' defense that much better. After spending his first six seasons with the Chicago Bears, Fuller was released to save money. Now, he's signed on a one-year, $9.5 million contract in Denver, meaning it's a low-risk, high-reward scenario. Fuller is a former First-Team All-Pro player. He also led the league in interceptions (7) in 2018. Fuller has 11 total interceptions in his last three seasons.
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