The Broncos have been busy this off-season attaining new players that could be crucial to a Superbowl run. This off-season the Broncos have made many short-term changes and have acquired skilled, but older players.
Wes Welker – Adding to Peyton Manning’s deadly arsenal of wide-outs, Wes Welker will change the game for the Denver Broncos. He is possibly the biggest free-agent signing this off-season. The Broncos signed Welker to a 2-year, 12 million dollar contract, which seems small relative to the impact he could make. Wes Welker is one of the most successful slot wide receivers ever. Five out of his six years playing in New England, he has caught over 100 passes! Many people argue that Welker wouldn’t be as successful on a lot of other teams because of who he had throwing him the ball. The move from Tom Brady to Peyton Manning should be seamless as both are “Elite.” Welker will probably not have as many catches this year as usual due to the amount of depth at wide-out for the Broncos. That being said, Welker should have a lot more space because of the threat that Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker pose to the defense. The Broncos will be a fun team to watch this year with the addition of Wes Welker.
Louis Vasques – A Guard coming from San Diego, Vasquez will help the fragile Peyton Manning stay safe and healthy. Protecting Manning is one of the Broncos top priority, and with this signing, the Broncos are really helping him out.
Terrance Knighton – This DT will help improve the broncos defense quite substantially. Getting pressure on the QB and clogging up running lanes will really help the defense make stops and get the ball back into Peytons’ hands.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – This signing addresses an area of need for the Broncos. After last year’s heart-breaking loss to the Ravens and problems judging the ball in the air, the Broncos realized they should get some depth in the secondary. With Champ Bailey and DRC starting at corner, opposing offenses will find it challenging to complete passes against these two stellar corner-backs.