Broncos Projected to Sign All-Pro Pass-Rusher in Free Agency

The Denver Broncos are projected to land a premier pass-rusher in 2022 NFL Free Agency.
The Denver Broncos are projected to land a premier pass-rusher in 2022 NFL Free Agency. / John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos will look to bounce back in a big way after finishing last in the AFC West last season. The good news for first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett is that Denver is projected to have top-five cap space in 2022, giving the team serious ammunition to pursue upgrades.

ProFootballFoucs' free agency predictions forecast the Broncos to sign one of the top pass-rushers on the market.

Broncos Free Agent Targets 2022

PFF has two-time All-Pro edge rusher Chandler Jones leaving the Arizona Cardinals and landing in Denver this offseason on a two-year, $33.5 million deal.

Jones could immediately fill the void left behind by Von Miller and improve the Broncos' pass rush. The 10-year pro just turned in another production campaign, totaling 10.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss and 26 QB hits in 2021.

It was a bounce-back year for the newly minted 32-year-old after playing in just five games during the 2020 season. His performance for Arizona during the 2021 campaign also proved he has plenty left in the tank.

Currently projected at over $39 million in cap space heading into free agency, Denver has money to burn. As long as the secondary stays healthy in 2022, adding Jones to the mix could pay off in a huge way as this team looks to break its six-year playoff drought.

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