Apart from Nnamdi Asomugha, Johnathan Joseph is the very best cornerback availbable through free agency this year—and that’s not because there is a lack of cornerbacks around.
Joseph is a very good cornerback in the NFL, and there are not many cornerbacks in the league that give up fewer touchdowns than he does.
We generally don’t hear a whole lot about Joseph, but we should. He was named to USA Today’s annual “All Joe”-team for players that don’t get the recognition that they deserve.
The fact of the matter is that Champ Bailey is getting old, and there is no knowing what will happen to Perrish Cox. The Broncos need another cornerback nearly as much as the team needs a defensive tackle.
The Bengals’ owner announced yesterday that Carson Palmer will be retiring, because the organization will not grant his wish to be traded. This should unleash a protective instinct within Joseph. It says “get out while you still can.”
The gifted cornerback needs a new team and the Denver Broncos would be shooting itself in the leg if the team was to pass on a cornerback of that quality.