According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos were trying to agree to terms with two corners during the opening hours of Monday’s legal tampering period. The Broncos did sign their top target in Ronald Darby but also wanted to pair the Chargers Michael Davis with him. Davis ended up re-signing with the Los Angeles Chargers, but the Broncos did show interest in his services.
Per multiple sources, Broncos tried to secure 2 CBs yesterday: Washington's Ronald Darby/Chargers' Michael Davis. Broncos and Chargers made similar offers but Davis decided to stay put at $8.4M per.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 16, 2021
Washington also tried to retain Darby but Broncos got him at $10M per. #9sports
Michael Davis is a 6-2, 195 pound cornerback who has started in the Chargers secondary the past two seasons. During that time, he has flashed some solid play, but also wasn’t spectacular either. So, I’m not upset about the Broncos missing out on him and potentially using the money they offered him on either another corner or a potential replacement for Kareem Jackson.
This does show that the Broncos are not done at improving their secondary, specifically the cornerback position. We knew this, but offering similar money to Michael Davis shows that they’re still willing to pay market money for a cornerback piece.
As I write this, the names remaining available at the cornerback position are William Jackson, Shaquil Griffin, Mike Hilton, Desmond King, Janoris Jenkins among others.
So, it’s safe to assume that we see another addition or two to the secondary before the start of the 2021 NFL Draft.