The Denver Broncos have gone all in for the end of Peyton Manning’s career. During the free agent period, the Broncos made a flurry of free agent signings. To begin with, the Broncos signed DeMarcus Ware to a three year, 30 million dollar contract. Then they signed former New England Patriot Aqib Talib to a five year, 57 million dollar contract. Next up was T.J. Ward, who got a four year, 22,5 million dollar deal. They also signed Emmanuel Sanders to a three year, 15 million dollar contract. However they also lost a bunch of players. The Broncos decided to let go of Mike Adams, Quentin Jammer, Champ Bailey, Robert Ayers, Eric Decker, Michael Huff, Dan Koppen, Knowshon Moreno, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Wesley Woodyard.
Since they could not fill all of their holes in free agency, they also needed to turn to the draft. The Broncos needed a cornerback so they drafted Bradley Roby from Ohio State to fill that need.
They also needed another wide receiver for Peyton Manning so they drafted the jump ball specialist Cody Latimer from Indiana in the second round. They needed depth along the offensive line so they drafted Michael Schofield from Michigan in round three and Matt Paradis, a center from Boise State in round six. They also lost a lot of linebacker depth this offseason so they countered that by drafting two linebackers. First the Broncos selected Lamin Barrow from LSU in round five. Second, the Broncos selected Corey Nelson from Oklahoma in round seven.
Broncos Historical Years Now Fifty-Plus Strong
The Denver Broncos were founded in 1960 in the old American Football League. After the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, the Broncos joined the AFC West where they have been located ever since. Since the merger, the Broncos have made the playoffs 20 times, most recently a year ago when they won the AFC. The Broncos have won the AFC West 13 times, once again, most recently a year ago. The Broncos have won the AFC several times, and the Super Bowl twice, both of which came during the later years of the career of the legendary John Elway.
The current Broncos are all in for the end of the career of Peyton Manning. However, problems are being foreseen in several years when the cap hits start coming.