5 Biggest Free Agency Rumors Surrounding The Denver Broncos
5 Biggest Free Agency Rumors
The free agency period begins on Tuesday, March 11 and the Denver Broncos are in a quite interesting spot regarding this important time in the offseason. The team is coming off a season in which they reached the Super Bowl for the first time in 15 years. You would think a team that made it to the NFL's biggest game would be content with the players that they have, but the story is rather different for them.
Despite getting that far, the Broncos still have some questions to ask regarding their defense, and perhaps even the offense. The fact that the team made it to the Super Bowl in the 2013 season speaks a lot about the depth of the team. This was a franchise that, during the season and postseason, lost key players like Ryan Clady, Kevin Vickerson, Von Miller, Chris Harris and Rahim Moore, to name a few. This team has a lot of depth, which is a good thing when it comes to having certain players fill in the shoes of the ones that got injured.
Because of this depth, this team has the abilities to go far again in 2014, but it is up to the free agency period to decide on how much of the depth can stay on the team and who the Broncos would want to come back. There are rumors on who could be playing for the team and who might not. Other rumors are teams that have shown interest in other players and players who are interested in the Broncos.
In hopes of making sense of what might and might not happen, here are five free agency rumors that have surrounded the Broncos in the past few days.
5. Will The Broncos Spend Big In Free Agency?
In the past two seasons, the Broncos have brought in big names in free agency, such as Peyton Manning, Wes Welker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Shaun Phillips, to name a few.
With how John Elway has taken over that part of the team, do not be surprised if the Broncos are going to be big spenders in the free agency period.
4. Trading for Darrelle Revis
Darrelle Revis' name has been popping up on the trading block and there have been rumors swirling around that the Broncos seem to be one of the teams that are willing to trade for the star cornerback. The only way I can see this happening is if they solve the contract situation with Rogers-Cromartie and Champ Bailey first. Having all three of them on the defensive side of the ball could make the secondary very formidable.
3. Eric Decker to Indianapolis?
With the Broncos allowing Eric Decker to test the free agent market, the Indianapolis Colts have emerged as a potential landing spot for the wide out. It appears to make sense in due part to how the receiving core for the Colts did after the Reggie Wayne injury.
This is one rumor that could become fact, especially if the Broncos do not match an offer to bring back Decker.
2. Restructuring Peyton Manning's Contract
With Peyton Manning passing his neck evaluation, there has been some rumors going around that the Broncos could try to restructure his contract in order to make more room to obtain or sign players in free agency. There have been mixed reports on this, but it would be an interesting story if the Broncos took that route. I do not see this happening, but stranger things have happened.
1. Brock Osweiler Drawing Interest
With teams looking for quarterbacks in the offseason, an interesting name has surfaced. The Houston Texans, as well as other teams, have contacted the Broncos in regards to backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. The Broncos were quick to shut down any chance of the teams wanting a shot at the quarterback, but it is an interesting topic seeing as how Osweiler does not have a whole lot of playing time. Perhaps the teams are looking at him like Aaron Rodgers was viewed when he learned under Brett Farve.
There is no chance I see the Broncos dealing him away, but it is interesting that teams have talked about acquiring a backup to the great Peyton Manning.