With the Super Bowl less than a week away and the Broncos (of course) not being involved in the game itself, it's time to look towards free agency and the draft for Broncos fans.
Denver had a bright season in year one of the Peyton Manning era but it unfortunately fell short of the desired result—a Super Bowl.
In fact, it fell way short. The Broncos lost in a huge upset to the heavy underdog Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The Broncos enter the 2013 offseason looking to make up for a "wasted" season by reaching their goal in the 2014 postseason—winning a Super Bowl.
The 2013 Free Agency period officially begins on March 13th. The Broncos will enter free agency looking to retain a few guys, while having no issue with letting others go.
There are three different types of free agents. There are restricted, unrestricted and exclusive-rights free agents. Unrestricted free agents are free to sign anywhere they want. The Broncos have the right to match any offer given to restricted free agents, while exclusive-rights guys may only sign with Denver.
The Broncos have 16 total free agents—10 of them are unrestricted, four of them are restricted with two of them exclusive-rights free agents.
Just who should the Broncos retain? Who are the guys they should let walk?