Nobody could have predicted the Denver Broncos to finish with the best record in the AFC like they did during the regular season with Peyton Manning on board, considering that it was unclear whether or not the future Hall of Fame quarterback would even be able to stay healthy enough after missing all of 2011 due to four neck surgeries. Now, the Broncos will be one of the top teams to play for heading into 2013 and many wonder if having Manning on board could attract one of his former teammates of the Indianapolis Colts–Dwight Freeney.
The Colts have decided not to bring Freeney back for what would have been his 12th season with the team. The 33-year-old is coming off a 2012 season in which he recorded just five sacks–the fewest of his NFL career. Freeney has always been considered one of the top pass rushers in the league throughout his career and even though Indianapolis decided not to bring him back, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some gas left in the old tank.
When looking at the Broncos, they could certainly use another pass rusher for a defense that ranked near the top of the league this past season. With the way things ended last year, there’s no question Denver will be anxious more than ever to return to the playoffs and fight for another shot at the Super Bowl.
Whether or not Freeney will be part of that team is a different story, but it’s certainly some thing to think about.
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