Even without a blockbuster trade of acquiring Aaron Rodgers, George Paton has made his first offseason as Broncos' GM about giving his defensive-minded head coach resource after resource in order to succeed in 2021.
George Paton is off and running as the Broncos' new GM.
All in all, Paton and the Broncos dropped over $150 million in contracts in the first few weeks of the NFL's new league year.
But what's been the best move of the offseason so far?
Thanks to Denver re-signing Shelby Harris, the Broncos won't be forced to reach for a defensive lineman from a very underwhelming group.
Hardball. That was the name of the negotiations game during John Elway's tenure as general manager.
But there's a new general manager in town. With a new philosophy.
Harris discusses his big contract and shares his thoughts on George Paton, the Deshaun Watson rumors and Drew Lock.
George Paton's first free agency leading the Denver Broncos is underway.
Here are the moves the Broncos and Paton have made to start off their 2021 campaign.
George Paton's first free agency with the Denver Broncos is nearly underway. But before the general manager looks to sign other teams free agents, he'll need to first take a look at who could be leaving Denver.
Here are the Broncos currently set to hit the open market on Mar. 17.
Bill Kollar teaches his players to get their hands up if they can't get to the QB. No one does that better and is more disruptive than Shelby Harris
When you consider Shelby Harris' professional journey before he became a Bronco in January 2017, you can see why he would want stay with the team.
When Shelby Harris sat down for a Zoom conference call with Denver-area media on Friday, he was loquacious, thoughtful, intelligent and quick with a smile -- just as he usually is in those surroundings.
Justin Simmons, Garett Bolles and Shelby Harris headline Denver's group of players that are set to hit free agency after the 2020 season.
If touch decisions have to be made in the offseason, who should Elway re-sign, tag and let walk?
Denver's defense is guaranteed to see more games lost by starters than it did last year. How can it cope?
One comparison shows why the Broncos' run defense could be in deep trouble if it can't replace its mammoth hometown hero up front.
First, expect to see more combinations involving Shelby Harris and Mike Purcell in pass-rush situations. After all, they're the only two players left from the D-line's active complement from the first two games.
According to the five-time Pro Bowler on Denver's defensive line, the Broncos could have another Jurrell Casey in the making.
As Vic Fangio put it after practice, defensive coaches and players loved the way the scrimmage went. On the flip side, offensive players and coaches did not.
While being a third-round pick is certainly impressive, McTelvin Agim hasn’t always been in the back half of Top 100 rankings. In fact, coming out of high school, the 6-foot-3, 309-pound lineman was a five-star recruit, the No. 1 rated prospect coming out of the state of Arkansas and the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year in Arkansas. Talent, clearly, has never been an issue for Denver’s newest defensive lineman.
Not only does Denver’s $122 million allocated to the defense lead the league, but it’s also 33 percent more than the league average of $92 million. That means Vic Fangio’s unit better be darn good.