This isn’t exactly new or breaking news but it did come straight from the Broncos Head Coach so it’s news! Newly hired Head Coach Vic Fangio was asked about impending free agent Bradley Roby, and Fangio says the team will let Roby test the free agent market and see how it goes from there.
Vic Fangio: Broncos ‘willing to see how free agency treats’ CB Bradley Roby.— Marc Sessler (@MarcSesslerNFL) February 27, 2019
Fangio does say the team will stay in contact with Roby and his agent but they are allowing him to test the free agent market.
“We’re going to see how the free-agent market treats him and we’re going to stay in contact with him. We still have an interest in him, and we’ll see where the process takes us.”
This historically under General Manager John Elway means that the player will not be re-signing with the Broncos. If you’re unable to agree to a deal before free agency and are allowed to test the waters then you are likely not coming back. This is how this scenario likely plays out.
I would expect Roby to be out of the Broncos likely price range anyways. Despite having a poor year, the “No Fly Zone” luster hasn’t completely worn off him and he still has that first-round pedigree going for him. Add in the less than stellar cornerback free agent market and I can see Roby doing better than expected in free agency.
In the end, the Broncos are probably moving on from Bradley Roby this offseason and will look for his replacement through free agency and/or the draft while also hoping second-year cornerback Isaac Yiadom develops as well.
If this is the conclusion of Roby’s tenure with the Broncos it will be a successful one with a few bumps along the way. During Roby’s five seasons with the Broncos, he totaled 236 tackles, 3 sacks, 60 pass deflections, 7 interceptions, 2 defensive touchdowns, and 1 Super Bowl ring.