Pro Football Focus examined every move from every team through free agency and the NFL Draft and they determine the Denver Broncos did more to get better than any other team in the AFC West. Denver was a team just a few plays away from competing for the AFC West title in 2016, so this is great news.
The AFC West wasn’t a big player in free agency, with the most significant additions for most teams coming via the draft. Each team has at least one significant addition, but the team that clearly went to work addressing an area of weakness is the Denver Broncos. They added Ronald Leary to address a weakness at guard, and then grabbed Garett Bolles with their top pick to fix their left tackle problem. Leary didn’t allow a single sack in 2016, compared to the four that Max Garcia did playing left guard for the Broncos. Carlos Henderson also has the ability to make an impact early, as he led all FBS wide receivers last season in broken tackles, with 48, 22 more than anybody else.
They don’t even mention the move to sign Jamaal Charles this week, which makes me think they wrote this up prior to that news breaking this week. All the better, because now they have a home run hitter in Charles when healthy.
All we need now is for the quarterback battle to run its course quickly, so that young player can get all the necessary reps possible for a successful 2017 run.
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