With the Broncos defense facing difficult opponents this season, Vance Joseph and his staff should take a look at current free agent Dwight Freeney. This Denver defense isn’t weak, but it never hurts to add more playmaking players. Freeney, at 37 years old, has shown us that he still has some left in the tank.
Joseph already has a star defensive player in Von Miller who is an excellent pass rusher and having another pass rusher who is still productive in Freeney could benefit the Broncos defense. Throughout his career, Freeney has been a monster on the field and he is still going.
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Freeney is known for spending most of his career with the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2012 in which he had double digit sacks in seven of those eleven seasons. In his career total, Freeney has racked up 122.5 sacks, 329 tackles and has added on 47 forced fumbles.
Since his time in Indianapolis, he has been a member of the Chargers, Cardinals and Falcons. He has regressed, but is still producing for defenses’. In his one year go with the Cardinals, he tallied eight sacks and nine tackles only playing in eleven games that year. He was also apart of the Falcons team who went to the Super Bowl last season.
If the Broncos has another pass rusher in Freeney, they would have two players who are always going for the quarterback every play. Freeney and Von Miller would be scary opponents across from an offensive line. Offensive linemen would now have to try and keep two dominant pass rushers off of their quarterback.
I’m not saying that Freeney is a must sign for the Broncos, but Vance Joseph should take a look at him. Even if it’s only for a year, it’s a year of productivity that could help the Broncos in crucial situations.