During the 2013, season it was revealed that the Denver Broncos were interested in trading for Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Now that he is set to become a free agent, the Broncos could take another shot.
With the signing of Everson Griffen, it was clear that the signing was going to spell the end of Allen’s time in Minnesota. Now reports have exposed that the two will be parting ways once the free agency period begins March 11. For the first time in his career, Allen will test the free agent market.
Allen revealed that the next team that he wants to play for will come down to the team’s chance to win, a solid organization and getting a fair contract. This is good news for the Broncos as they fit those requirements.
Looking to fill some holes on the defensive side, Allen would be a great fit for the Broncos in multiple ways. The first one is the budget as the Broncos have the cap space to potentially give Allen a fair contract. The second way is the presence on the field. Allen has a reputation of creating pressure as well as sacking the quarterback. If the Broncos have him on the defensive line with Terrence Knighton, Kevin Vickerson and Derek Wolfe, this would be a front four that could be dangerous.
Do not be surprised if the Broncos look to get a deal done for Jared Allen during the free agency period. While Allen’s production has dropped a bit since the 2011 season, he still has a lot left in him to be an effective player on any defense. This could benefit both Allen and the Broncos since the defensive end is looking to get to the Super Bowl, and the Broncos could use some help on defense. It could be a match made in football heaven.