Broncos Have Some Key Holes To Fill This Offseason

By Patrick Knight on December 30, 2019
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 1: General manager and President of Football Operations of the Denver Broncos John Elway stands on the sideline in the fourth quarter of a game between the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

With the Broncos season coming to a close with a losing record once again, Denver heads into the offseason with a ton of spots to fill on this roster if they want to compete for a playoff berth in 2020. Since Drew Lock has shown enough to prove that he will be the starting quarterback for the Broncos next season, John Elway and his crew can put a check mark next to the quarterback position on his wish list. But they still have more holes to fill.

Here are the positions of need the Broncos need to fill in the offseason…

Offensive Line

This is the most important part of the team that the Broncos need to fill and hit on. Denver hasn’t had an above average offensive line since 2014 and it has shown. Quarterbacks have run for their lives playing behind this group and the running game has been average as of late. Denver must target a left tackle and that will more than likely come in the NFL Draft. Garett Bolles has struggled since entering the league, leading the NFL in holding penalties year after year and hasn’t proven that he’s been good enough to receive a fifth-year option from the Broncos. Denver has a club option on right guard Ron Leary and it looks like the Broncos will allow him to walk with his injury history. Don’t expect Denver to bring back center Connor McGovern either, unless it is on a huge discounted contract for cheap. The Broncos probably won’t find great value on the open market in free agency, so they will have to look to the draft in April to build their offensive line to protect Drew Lock.



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