AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Jets

     

Broncos

  • Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic notes that due to his lack of production, this could be the last season in Denver for LB Von Miller if the Broncos decide to decline his option. This move would come despite the team currently not having a clear successor.
  • Jhabvala expects the discussions between the Broncos and S Justin Simmons to come down to the wire as other Denver contract extensions have in the past.
  • If the team decides to move on from LB Todd Davis, Jhabvala believes that rookie LB Justin Strnad has a potential future role in Denver, as LB Josey Jewell struggled in coverage and LB Justin Hollins will likely play outside linebacker despite being trained to play inside last season.
  • In the current Broncos regime, Jhabvala tags edge rusher Bradley Chubb and TE Noah Fant as the players who are most likely to have a breakout season.
  • Jhabvala thinks that WR Diontae Spencer will likely make the Broncos opening day roster due to his role as their primary returner. She also says that the window has likely closed for the team to re-sign WR Demaryius Thomas due to the fact that the team drafted several receivers.

Chiefs

  • Jeffri Chadiha of NFL.com writes that Chiefs franchise DT Chris Jones wanted a “significant” pay raise before last season.
  • The Chiefs opted to trade for Frank Clark and sign him to a five-year deal worth $105.5 million that included $63.5 million guaranteed, which happens to be the kind of money Jones was looking for last year.
  • Now Chadiha says Jones could be looking for a similar contract to the four-year, $84 million extension the Colts gave DeForest Buckner after trading him for him this offseason.
  • Chadiha mentions that the Chiefs are going to have a hard time working out a deal with Jones until they know what they have to pay QB Patrick Mahomes in the near future. Beyond that, there are also concerns about how the ongoing pandemic will impact the NFL season, in turn, the 2021 salary cap.

Jets

New Jets WR Breshad Perriman believes the team’s offense can be “really dangerous” this season. 

“I think we can be really dangerous, and I feel like that’s everybody’s expectations coming into it,” Perriman said, via the team’s official website.

Permian mentioned that second-round WR Denzel Mims is a similar type of receiver as he is in that they’re both bigger receivers who can run and make plays down the field. 

“I think he’s going to bring big plays to the table. From what I’ve heard and the clips that I saw, he’s a big play type of guy,” Perriman said of Mims. “He can make a small play a big play, which any team would love to have that, so thankfully it’s us. We’re both bigger type receivers and we both can run. We can both make those big plays, and the small plays turn into big plays. It’s going to be fun.”

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