AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders

     

Broncos

Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post writes that a potential contract extension between the Broncos and RB Phillip Lindsay will be pushed back to later in the offseason.

“We’ll see where everything falls after free agency, after the draft (and) how much money we have,” Broncos GM John Elway said of Lindsey at the combine. “We would like to be able to do something. Obviously, Phillip’s been great. If we can do something, we’ll try.”

O’Halloran mentions that there are some clear benefits to doing a deal now, given that it would serve as a reward for Lindsey’s contributions the past few seasons after going undrafted. Beyond that, Lindsay’s price could increase even further with another strong season and being a year closer to being an unrestricted free agent.

Chargers

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn had an interesting answer when asked at the Combine if he prefers a mobile quarterback.

“I prefer a winning quarterback,” said Lynn of his ideal quarterback, via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. He doesn’t have to be mobile. I believe that guy in New England won a lot, and he’s not very mobile.”

Raiders

Raiders GM Mike Mayock said he will continue to be aggressive in free agency despite their “swing and miss” with Antonio Brown last season. 

“Did we swing and miss on a free agent or two? Yeah, we did. I understand that. And we will continue to take some chances at different times,” Mayock said, via ProFootballTalk

  • Vic Tafur points out that Louisville OT Mekhi Becton‘s strong performance in the NFL Combine will likely push another prospect down the first round to the Raiders at No. 12 and 19 overall. 
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