If this offseason has been about anything, it has been about filling needs for the Broncos. It all started with a new coaching staff, and continues with free agency. On 1st & 10 at 10 Phil Milani joined Ryan Edwards, Steve Atwater, and Andrew Mason to go over all the holes that need filling.
It isn’t a small list, and it got even bigger with the Broncos and Darian Stewart parting ways. Milani didn’t bring up any groundbreaking news. The Broncos need linebackers. The Broncos need corners. The Broncos need a safety. The Broncos need, the Broncos need, the Broncos need.
Perhaps the biggest hole will be on the offensive line. Specifically, in the center of that line. Matt Paradis has been the anchor of Denver’s line since he was drafted in 2014. He has proven over his career to be one of the best centers in the NFL, and as such, he may be priced out of the Broncos future.
That could mean Connor McGovern slides into the position. It also means the Broncos may be spending more of their current cap room on an offensive lineman. Perhaps they will use their first round draft pick on a player that could, “plug and play,” as Milani said.
The most telling aspect of Milani’s interview was just how many positions that the Denver Broncos need to fill. This is looking more and more like a rebuild. This will look like a very different team by the time the season starts.