But not anymore.
PFF ranked the Broncos secondary as the best in the NFL, and George Chahrouri spoke with Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright Wednesday about the classification.
Bryce Callahan will hopefully stay healthy, and with the addition of Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best units in the NFL.
And it’s not just talent. It’s about what that talent does to opposing offenses. Chahrouri mentioned teams not being able to pick one cornerback and just attack him. Instead, the Broncos secondary is more a “pick your poison” prospect for QBs in the league.
Add Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson to that, and you have one of the best safety tandems in the NFL. It’s not a fun secondary to prepare for.
Michael Ojemudia can continue to grow, but won’t be asked to start. Rookie Patrick Surtain II will be able to rotate in and get valuable reps, without being asked to step into the No. 1 role immediately. As you look down the list of CBs, the depth will be a strength for Denver.
Vic Fangio’s defense should be solid this season. The secondary will be a huge part of that.