“I haven’t gotten the feeling from the Broncos that I will be back,” Knighton said. “I’m looking forward on being a Bronco or a fresh start.”
Reports have said that big changes could be coming the Broncos roster next season and it would not be surprising to see them get both younger and cheaper.
With that in mind, signing Knighton to a market value contract may not be something president/GM John Elway is willing to commit to before the start of free agency.
Knighton, 28, put together a solid 2014 season for the Broncos and should be in demand if he’s able to test the open market in March.
In 2014, Knighton appeared in all 16 games and recorded 30 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 12 defensive tackle in the league out of 81 qualifying players.
We have Knighton listed as the No. 26 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.