Less than a week after the infamous fax machine snafu that resulted in the Denver Broncos releasing defensive end Elvis Dumervil, the Broncos seem to be doing everything that they can to bring back the Pro Bowl pass rusher.
The Broncos have made an offer to Dumervil, who fired his agent after failing to deliver the proper paperwork to Denver regarding a deal before a 4 p.m. EST deadline last week. Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway shared his desire for Dumervil’s return to the Mile High City.
“We’d like to have Elvis back,” said Elway.
To me, re-signing Dumervil is a no-brainer. The Broncos are already loaded on offense with quarterback Peyton Manning, and wide receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and newly acquired Wes Welker. In addition to their offensive aerial attack, Denver’s defense, which was ranked second in the league in 2012, is slated to be one of the best in the league next season.
However, this won’t be true without Dumervil on the roster. The seven-year veteran has averaged over 10 sacks every season he’s been in the league, and the combo of him and fellow teammate Von Miller is what makes the Broncos’ defense so dominant.
Having Dumervil rejoin the Broncos will make them one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl next season. Furthermore, returning to the team will probably be Dumervil’s best bet at winning a championship.
There are other options for Denver as far as replacing Dumervil. Free agent defensive ends Dwight Freeney and John Abraham have been said to be on the Broncos’ radar. But as great as Freeney and Abraham are, they are near the end of their careers, and more than likely won’t be as affective as Dumervil.
Clyde A. Speller is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google