The Denver Broncos roster situation as they head into the offseason is somewhat similar to the tough decisions that the Ravens were faced with a year ago after winning their second Super Bowl title.
All indications from the Broncos front office is that they will allow their free agents to test the open market in hope of matching offers they receive from prospective teams. However, both Decker and Moreno would prefer to remain with the Broncos.
“We’ll see what happens in the offseason and hopefully I’m still here with this team,” Moreno said, via 9 News Colorado. “I’m still part of the Broncos and that’s all good right now. We’ll see what happens with the rest.”
“I would love to come back. I don’t know my future either,” Decker said. “…It makes it more real. And you just appreciate again what this year has meant to all of us.”
As things stand right now, the Broncos should have close to $12 million in available cap space, but even after addressing their free agents, WR Demaryius Thomas and TE Julius Thomas will both be entering the final year of their contracts and in line for long-term extensions. With this is mind, it’s hard to pay market value prices for two players who happen to play positions that the Broncos have some depth at.
You could make the case that Denver would be better off trying to lock up someone like CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie given that their secondary would be much worse without him.
We have both Decker, Rodgers-Cromartie and Moreno listed in our Top 50 Free Agents list.