Original Post: According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Broncos have talked to the agent of recently released punter Marquette King. King’s agent says that the Broncos are high on the list of teams he would like to play for after being released by the Oakland Raiders.
Broncos have talked with punter Marquette King's agent. Said rep Wynn Silberman: "Marquette would love an opportunity to come visit there. Obviously, Denver is a punter's dream. They're high on his list.'' It's no secret the Broncos want more from their Kicker-Punter. #9news— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 5, 2018
King’s rep Wynn Silberman said that “Denver is a punter’s dream”. King’s strong leg and the thin mile high air could be a match made in heaven.
“Marquette would love an opportunity to come visit there. Obviously, Denver is a punter’s dream. They’re high on his list.’
Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden didn’t really get along well with King who apparently “rubbed him the wrong way” so they decided to move on from arguably the leagues best punter. This could end up being a big gain for the Broncos and give King two chances a year to continue to run Jon Gruden the wrong way.
King is entering his 7th season in the NFL and has turned into one of the better punters in the league during that span. During his six seasons in the NFL, King has totaled 426 punts, 19,941 yards with a career-long punt of 72 yards. He averages 46.8 yards per punt and has landed 156 of those 426 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line. That’s pretty damn good.
The Broncos special teams unit struggled last season and they may be looking to overhaul their unit a bit. Former seventh-round pick Riley Dixon has been alright as a punter, but King would obviously be an upgrade.
It is unclear if this deal will happen or not, but the Broncos appear at least interested in this potential signing. I’d be okay with and it would upgrade one of the Broncos weaknesses while also weakening a division rival’s special teams unit.
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