Denver Broncos Potential Free Agent Targets: Offense

The Broncos may be cash-strapped,but here are some offensive free agents that could be on their radar once free agency begins next week.

The Denver Broncos will not be big players in free agency this season with a ton of in-house talent that they will be looking to retain. That will not stop them from making a few under the radar moves to help keep the elite depth the team displayed this season. Here are some names that could fit that mold for the Broncos.


Chad Henne

With the Broncos likely re-signing Brock Osweiler to be the team’s starting QB, it would behoove them to back up the young signal caller with a veteran. Henne has been a backup the past few season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and would make a great clipboard holder in Denver.

Matt Schaub

I hate this, you hate this, everyone hates this, but it makes sense. Schaub knows the system and would be a fit to backup Osweiler on a very cheap contract.

Other notable available QBs: Chase Daniel, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Hasselbeck and Matt Moore.

Running Backs

Arian Foster

Foster was just cut by the Houston Texans, ending a great career for the team. Arian may still have some juice left in the tank with no better place to squeeze it out other than in Denver, where his former coach is now at the helm. Foster is always good when healthy and is a great fit for the zone blocking scheme.

Alfred Morris

Same situation here with Morris, who had a down year in 2015. Morris was drafted by Mike Shanahan and would be an ideal fit to backup C.J. Anderson in Denver, with Ronnie Hillman likely to depart via free agency.

James Starks

Starks would also make a solid fit for the Broncos backfield and would put pressure on C.J. Anderson to have a good year.

Other notable available RBs: Matt Forte,  Doug Martin and Lamar Miller.


John Kuhn

Kuhn is a fan favorite with the Green Bay Packers and would likely become one in Denver too. With Peyton Manning probably set to retire, the Broncos will be going back to a traditional Kubiak system, which heavily utilizes a fullback. There isn’t a better option in the business than Kuhn.

Darrel Young

Young also played for Mike Shanahan in Washington and is a fit for the system.

Offensive Lineman

Mitchell Schwartz, RT

Schwartz is the lesser known tackle for the Cleveland Browns, but is still a solid lineman after playing every snap for the team in 2015.

Eric Winston, RT

Winston was a stud in Gary Kubiak's system during their time together in Houston. He would provide great depth and could potentially start.

Zane Beadles, OG

Beadles was just released by the Jaguars and finds himself on this list as a fit in the ZBS. Zane is not in line for a big payday, after becoming a letdown in Jacksonville. He is the only former Bronco who would be a fit with the new regime.

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