With the confetti cleaned up and the parade in the books, the Denver Broncos are ready to get their offseason started after Super Bowl 50. The first part of the offseason for every team is free agency.
The new league year is set to begin on March 9, but each team will have about a week to negotiate with its own free agents before they hit the open market. During that time, the Broncos may be able to keep a few key players if the price is right. However, some quality talent may depart the Mile High City for more money elsewhere.
Broncos general manager John Elway revealed the team is well underway with its offseason preparation.
“We’ve already done some of that work," he said. "Obviously, when you go this deep into the playoffs, we’ve got to start moving on to next year, so we’ve been involved in some free-agent stuff already as far as evaluation and also with the draft and the combine coming up. We’re already into that process, and we’ll continue to do that.”
The Broncos have many tough decisions with 16 unrestricted free agents of their own. With a Super Bowl championship, they will have multiple players targeted by other teams. There’s only so much cap room to go around, and the Broncos are still waiting on a decision from quarterback Peyton Manning that could free up around $20 million in space.
What is the Broncos' plan for their free agents—or at least, what could it be? Let’s take a look.