Denver Broncos Depth Chart
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- Vic Fangio
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- Defensive Coordinator
- Ed Donatell
- Special Teams Coach
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Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (neck) said he is expected to undergo an MRI exam next month to determine if he will need surgery to fix a herniated disc in his neck. Flacco will also decide at that time if he'll continue his playing career. The veteran quarterback is open to returning in 2020 as the backup to Drew Lock. Flacco will be 35 next month, and he made it just eight games in his first season with Denver before being ruled out for the season. He was a very mediocre game manager in his time under center, going 171-for-262 (65.3 percent) for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Flacco's days of fantasy relevance are long gone.
Denver Broncos president John Elway expects quarterback Drew Lock to open the 2020 season as the starter under center. "I dont see any other options," Elway said. Lock was on Injured Reserve for most of his rookie season with a finger injury, but he led the team to a 4-1 record to close the season in the final five games while going 100-for-156 (64.1 percent) for 1,020 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. He must improve in his sophomore season and avoid making bone-headed decisions with the football, but Lock's arm strength will allow him to make any throw he needs to make. He'll likely have an up-and-down full season as the starter, but his presence under center will raise the upside of Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant.
Denver Broncos president John Elway said he will look to do a new deal with running back Phillip Lindsay this offseason. "He has heart the size of his whole body," Elway said of Lindsay. The undrafted product of Colorado has been an excellent find for the Broncos, as he's topped 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. He wasn't as efficient as he was in his rookie season and saw more of a split with Royce Freeman in the backfield, but Lindsay is still the more productive and attractive back of the two and should be so again in 2020. Fantasy owners would also like to see Lindsay improve on the 35 receptions he had in each of his two seasons. He'll remain an RB2 next season.
Denver Broncos president John Elway said the team's goal is to re-sign safety Justin Simmons. "We want him back," Elway said. The Broncos could place the franchise tag on Simmons in a worst-case scenario, but they'd prefer to lock down the emerging safety with a long-term contract. Along with cornerback Chris Harris Jr., Simmons was a big reason why Denver's secondary tightened up throughout the season. The 26-year-old has 90-plus tackles in each of the last two years, and he also managed a career-high four interceptions in 2019.
Denver Broncos president John Elway said that the team will pick up outside linebacker Von Miller's option for the 2020 season. Miller finished the 2019 season with 46 tackles, but his eight sacks were his fewest in a full season. Part of it had to do with the fact that Miller battled through a knee injury in the second half of the season, but he also got off to a really slow start under new head coach Vic Fangio. With better health in 2020 in Fangio's second season, Miller should be able to bounce back as a pass-rushing force for an improving Denver defense.