Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore has been one of the team’s most important players this season, since he’s easily the Broncos best safety in deep coverage. He does a great job of shoring up the pass defense at the back end of the secondary, and he makes life easier for the deep and talented corners in front of him. The Broncos defense has been criticized many times this season, but they’ve only truly struggled in pass defense when their starting FS went down with lateral compartment syndrome in Week 11.
Moore tried to get back on the field and avoid missing games and surgery, but thankfully he didn’t get his way. He didn’t know just how serious his condition was, and he had to be placed on the short-term injured reserve. If he’s medically cleared at the end of the regular season, then he will be able to come off of the injured reserve and play in the playoffs for the Broncos.
Even though he was the brunt of crude jokes after his horrendous play against the Baltimore Ravens in last year’s playoffs, he was a decent starter for the Broncos last year and made big strides this season. Moore has turned into one of the best coverage safeties in the game, and he can bring some quality run support to the table. From this perspective, it is absolutely vital for the Broncos to get Moore back to full health in the playoffs, because they will need him in order to stop the passing attacks that they will face in the playoffs, especially if they do fulfill their potential and make it to the Super Bowl.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Rahim Moore stated that he will “absolutely” be back in time for the playoffs, and that’s something the Broncos will be hoping for and looking forward to. This defense has an awful lot of potential, and getting a guy like Moore back would help them play to their fullest.