A full week has passed since the opening of the Free Agency signing window. New players enter new cities on large contracts, and teams take risks on players with histories of injuries, sub-par play, etc.
It’s impossible to fully judge an acquisition until we see them on the field. However, we can assess George Paton on the job he’s done filling the holes on the roster, the talent of the players he brought in, and the contracts they were given compared to the rest of the market.
So, it may be early to call George Paton and the Denver Broncos ‘winners’ of the first wave of Free Agency; but they aren’t the losers who guaranteed $230m to an alleged sexual assailant, without so much as reaching out to the attorney representing his accusers.
Denver retained players of their own such as Calvin Anderson, Josey Jewell, DeShawn Williams, Andrew Beck, Malik Reed, Jonas Griffith, P.J. Locke, and Brett Rypien. But for this article, we’ll be focusing on the New Kids on the Block in Denver: D.J. Jones (DT), Randy Gregory (EDGE), Josh Johnson (QB), J.R. Reed (S), K’Waun Williams (CB), Tom Compton (G/T), Eric Tomlinson (TE), Ben Bredeson (G/T), and Alex Singleton (iLB). How will these signings impact the 2022 Broncos?