The Denver Broncos might be one of the most improved teams in the league for 2022. Who are three more free agents they could sign to put them over the top?
The Denver Broncos shocked the NFL world when they pulled off one of the most league-changing trades in the history of the NFL when they acquired Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks.
Even though the acquisition of Wilson has dominated headlines, Denver made a few other important additions, including signing versatile offensive lineman Billy Turner, elite run-stuffer DJ Jones, and edge rusher Randy Gregory.
Denver is boasting a loaded roster heading into the 2022 season, but there are a few positions where they could get even better.
General Manager George Paton has shown a strong ability to build an elite roster. Even though this is only his second offseason as the GM, he has taken a once good roster limited greatly by the quarterback position, to an elite roster ready to compete for Super Bowls.
While making moves this late in free agency isn’t going to make a team significantly better, there are still three players who the team should sign that would put them in an even better spot.
Three free agents to put Denver Broncos over the edge
3. Kwon Alexander, ILB
Kwon Alexander is a former Pro Bowl inside linebacker who has played for the Buccaneers, 49ers, and Saints in his career.
He’s missed time in every season but one because of injury, so if a team were to sign him, they’d have to be careful with his injury history.
However, Alexander is a very good player when on the field, possessing great speed while excelling in coverage.
Alexander would improve any off-ball linebacker unit in the NFL, and the Denver Broncos could use a bit of help here, as they decided to let Kenny Young and Micah Kiser sign with different teams, and haven’t shown interest in bringing back Alexander Johnson, one of the better ILB’s in the league who is somehow still a free agent.
The Broncos look poised to start Jonas Griffith and Josey Jewell for 2022, but there aren’t many other players behind them on the depth chart worth mentioning.
Alexander could be a very nice addition as someone who would primarily serve as a backup but could also start games if needed.