The goal for any team in free agency is to improve.
Of course, you won’t know for sure until the team gets on the field and you see the new players in action. But you can gauge whether those pieces improve the outlook for success.
On the MHR Radio Podcast, both Adam Malnati and I think the Denver Broncos are better today than when free agency started. The Broncos are better than when the 2019 regular season ended. John Elway and the front office might add a few other pieces, say cornerback Prince Amukamara, but it appears the big moves are finished.
I really, really like the additions of A.J. Bouye and Jurrell Casey on defense; especially since they come to Denver on good contracts and the team didn’t give up much to get them. There’s also the franchise tag placed on Justin Simmons to ensure he won’t go anywhere. The addition of Graham Glasgow is an underrated move that improves the Broncos offensive line. I may be in the minority, but I like the Melvin Gordon signing. Since the season ended, Elway and Vic Fangio have said Denver has to score touchdowns on offense to win more games and compete with the Kansas City Chiefs. Gordon does that, and if he resembles the running back we saw in 2017 and ‘18, he makes the Broncos offense better. But time will tell.
Aside from a move here and there, free agency is over for Denver. Now it’s on to the NFL Draft where the next phase to improve your team is presented. It will be interesting to see what Elway does and who he picks.
But right now, as of today, the Broncos are better than they were a week ago, and that’s all you can ask for in free agency.