With Super Bowl XLVIII coming in a few short days, the Denver Broncos must look ahead to free agency. Particularly, what should they do with Knowshon Moreno?
Moreno is coming off a stellar year, recording over 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career while tallying double-digit touchdowns. He has become a solid player for the high-octane Broncos offense, but does one good year solidify his spot on the roster? In most cases, it does not in my opinion, but you have to look at the situation from a different perspective.
If the Broncos re-sign Moreno, they will have the chance to develop a dual threat at the running back position along with rookie running back Montee Ball. I do not think it would be wise to let Moreno go because he is the pass blocker as well, which is a skill that Ball has yet to develop.
Plus, with what Moreno brings to the table, would it really be wise to let him go? I can see him having even a bigger year than he did this year now that he has now found his groove and has worked in Peyton Manning‘s offense.
If anything, I believe that they should try to get him a one- or two-year extension. Once the wideouts for the Broncos are taken care of, they should sign him to a long-term deal. Will Moreno have to earn it in the Super Bowl on Sunday? I believe that he has earned a chance to stay with the team, but he can cement his spot with a solid game against the Seattle Seahawks defense.
Either way, his performance this year should be taken into consideration once the offseason for the Broncos begins. For now, Moreno should enjoy the moment of playing for his first ring.