The Denver Broncos made major moves along their offensive line this year in free agency by dishing out big-time contracts to former San Francisco 49ers’ offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey and former Baltimore Ravens offensive guard Ben Powers. Are both of those high-paid players better than Garett Bolles, Quinn Meinerz and Lloyd Cushenberry? Who is Sean Payton’s best offensive lineman? Could a center that George Paton potentially drafts this year be in the conversation for the team’s best offensive lineman? Also, the guys preview the Broncos March Madness Bracket. Is Pat Surtain II better than D.J. Jones? What about Jerry Jeudy against Tim Patrick? Justin Simmons and Ben Powers? And finally, Javonte Williams or Mike McGlinchey?
The Denver Broncos were loaded with primetime games in 2022 with Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett in town. Unfortunately for Broncos Country, most of those games were miserable, not just for the Broncos, but for the entire country. With the NFL now not guaranteeing primetime games for every team, will the Broncos get a single one? Or will Sean Payton keep Denver in the national spotlight enough to land many? What matchups would make for the best primetime games for Denver?
The Denver Broncos win total has been revealed over at DraftKing Sportsbook. In the team’s first season under Sean Payton, the book set the Broncos’ win total at 8.5 wins. Will the Broncos be able to have a winning record for the first time since the 2016 season, when the team had Von Miller and the No Fly Zone? Or will they fall short for a seventh-straight year? How much will Russell Wilson’s play factor into the team’s ability to hit the over?
Sean Payton and George Paton spoke at the NFL Owners Meetings on Monday. When talking about Javonte Williams’ status for Week 1, Paton was hesitant to say if the Denver Broncos’ starting running back will be ready to return from his injury. If Williams isn’t able to play, will Samaje Perine be able to handle the running back workload? Or will the Broncos have to re-sign Latavius Murray? Or potentially draft a running back. Would a later-round back, such as Deuce Vaughn, be a good addition? Or would a first-round investment in Bijan Robinson or Jahmyr Gibbs be needed? Could the Broncos trade either Jerry Jeudy or Courtland Sutton to get the draft capital to snag one of those running backs?
Denver Broncos’ head coach Sean Payton spoke for the first time since the start of free agency. At the NFL Owners Meetings on Monday morning, Payton discussed the team’s signings of Mike McGlinchey, Ben Powers, Zach Allen, Samaje Perine, Jarrett Stidham and Alex Singleton. Payton was also asked about the trade rumors surrounding Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton and the state of the team moving forward.
On Sunday, Sean Payton told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that neither Jerry Jeudy nor Courtland Sutton will be traded.
On Monday, Payton doubled down on that stance.
Sean Payton and George Paton did some serious work to the Broncos’ roster during free agency.
But there is still work to be done.
What is Denver’s biggest remaining need?
In honor of NCAA March Madness and the Sweet Sixteen, who are the Denver Broncos’ 16 best players on their roster now? After Pat Surtain, who is the second-best player? Are there any surprise players cracking George Paton and Sean Payton’s top 10? Where does Russell Wilson land on this list? Make sure to vote in the polls over on Twitter @DNVR_Broncos to help us determine who is the best current Broncos player. Additionally, the Walton-Penner ownership group is in the exploratory stage of potentially renovating Empower Field at Mile High or building a new state-of-the-art stadium. Which would be the better option for the team?
Denver Broncos receiver K.J. Hamler suffered a torn pec this offseason that required surgery. The Broncos' former second-round pick will be out for four-to-six months, putting his availability for the start of the season in question. How does Hamler's injury impact Sean Payton and George Paton potentially trading Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy? Is it less likely that either of those players will be traded? Do the Broncos need to now find a speed receiver in place of Hamler?
In the first day of free agency, the Broncos spent nearly $175 million in contracts along with handing out $95 million in guarantees.
While the big-time spending is likely over, the Broncos still need to round out the rest of there roster.
Here are Denver’s latest moves.
Russell Wilson had an additional injury last year that forced him to have arthroscopic surgery this offseason. Does Wilson get a pass for his performance last year? Additionally, the Denver Broncos’ second move of free agency was signing former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham to a two-year, $10 million contract. Sean Payton chose Stidham’s talent and potential over other quarterbacks with more experience, such as Baker Mayfield, Andy Dalton and Teddy Bridgewater. Does Payton think Stidham is simply a better backup option for Russell Wilson than the other quarterbacks or does he view the former fourth-round pick to potentially be Denver’s long-term answer at the position? Q Myers of Raider Nation Radio and ESPN Las Vegas joins the show to give insight into Stidham and the Raiders.
Since Sean Payton came to town, there has been a lot of talk about the future of the Denver Broncos’ wide receiver room. There have been rumors reports indicating the Broncos are open to trading Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and/or K.J. Hamler for the right price. The Broncos were also close to signing Allen Lazard before he signed with the New York Jets. On Monday, Adam Thielen revealed he had conversations with the Broncos about potentially joining them before he signed with the Carolina Panthers. With all of this talk, could Odell Beckham Jr. be in the mix for the Broncos to sign? Additionally, is newly signed punter Riley Dixon a lock to win the starting job over Corliss Waitman? It might not be as much of a lock as you may think.
One week into NFL free agency, the Denver Broncos have spent more money than any other team in the league. On Sunday, however, former Philadelphia Eagles’ safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson signed with the Detroit Lions, ending the possibility of him reuniting with his former coach Sean Payton. With that, what other free agents are still available for George Paton to add to the team? Are there any potential big splashes?
Sean Payton didn’t waste a second making big-time moves his first offseason with the Broncos.
Within the first 12 hours of free agency, the Broncos spent $150 million.
How did Denver do in the first wave of free agency?
The Denver Broncos have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in NFL free agency this week signing Mike McGlinchey, Ben Powers, Zach Allen, Jarrett Stidham, Alex Singleton and Samaje Perine. How much cap space does George Paton have left this year? What about for the 2024 season? Who is left in free agency that Sean Payton could want to sign this year? Are Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy no longer going to be traded? Or was Mike Klis' report simply to drive the price up of those two receivers?
Thanks to deep pockets from the Walton-Penner ownership group, the Denver Broncos, led by Sean Payton and George Paton, have been one of the most active teams in NFL free agency. After signing many big-time free agents, what grades would you give the team for landing Mike McGlinchey, Ben Powers, Zach Allen and Samaje Perine? What about for re-signing Alex Singleton?
NFL reports continue to come out that the Denver Broncos are open to trading Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. Will Sean Payton trade one of them? What would the right price be for George Paton to move one of them? Would it be a mistake to trade Sutton, Jeudy or Hamler? Is Sutton on the verge of being traded after his cryptic tweet? What could the Broncos get in return for any of the receivers? Also, the guys continue to break down the Broncos free agents moves, including signing Mike McGlinchey, Ben Powers, Jarrett Stidham, Alex Singleton, Chris Manhertz and Samaje Perine. What does Perine’s signing indicate about Javonte Williams’ health?
The Denver Broncos spent the most money in the entire NFL during the first day of free agency. Not only did they sign former San Francisco 49er Mike McGlinchey and Baltimore Raven Ben Powers to massive deals on the offensive line, they also built up their defense by signing former Arizona Cardinal Zach Allen and re-signed Alex Singleton. Singleton joins the show to talk about his new contract with the Broncos. Additionally, by signing Allen, however, Sean Payton and George Paton lost Dre’Mont Jones to the Seattle Seahawks. Was this the right decision? Arizona Cardinals insider from PHNX Bo Brack joins the show to discuss Allen. How did the team do on the first day of free agency?
NFL free agency is underway with the legal tampering window opening on Monday morning and the Denver Broncos wasted no time, signing big-time players Mike McGlinchey from the San Francisco 49ers and guard Ben Powers from the Baltimore Ravens. How important are these signings for Sean Payton’s offense? Is this exactly what Russell Wilson needed? Additionally, the Broncos found their backup quarterback, signing Jarrett Stidham away from the Las Vegas Raiders.