The Denver Broncos made it to the Super Bowl, and they will now transition to the offseason.
The first step of the offseason program is dealing with free agency. The Broncos have many key players who are set to hit the open market when free agency opens on March, 11.
Players like wide receiver Eric Decker, running back Knowshon Moreno, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and defensive end Shaun Phillips will likely command more money than they earned in 2013. Even though they would like to keep all of these players, the reality is that not everybody will make it back to the roster in 2014.
Vice President of Football Operations John Elway spoke to the media on Monday and talked about the multiple tough decisions the team has to make this offseason.
We haven’t determined exactly the priorities. We know that we have a lot of guys, a lot of good football players, though.” Elway continued, “We’re going to look at all the options and see where we are—and also look at our cap situation. And we’ll develop that plan here in the next two or three weeks.
Elway sees the tough decisions as a badge of honor. “There are going to always be places that we need to continue to mold and work…the better you get, the tougher the decisions. And so we welcome the decisions because we’ve got a lot of good football players.”
Researching their salary cap situation, I’ve concluded the Broncos could have around $25 million to work with in free agency. I’ve looked into some of the biggest (and most realistic) splashes the team could make on the open market.
In this article, let’s examine the positions of need for the Broncos and see if there are any bargain players who could help in 2014.