The Denver Broncos had a busy day of free agency on Monday, making a total of six signings to strengthen their roster for the upcoming NFL season. General manager George Paton led the charge, quickly agreeing to terms with five players from other teams and re-signing one of their own free agents.
Although the deals will not become official until Wednesday, when the NFL’s new league year begins, it is expected that all the agreements will be completed. The Broncos focused on addressing their needs in the offensive and defensive lines, as well as at quarterback and tight end.
One of the most significant signings for the Broncos was former Cardinals defensive lineman Zach Allen. The 25-year-old will join the team on a three-year contract worth $45.75 million. Allen played in 13 games for the Cardinals last season, recording 47 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
The Broncos also bolstered their offensive line with the addition of former 49ers offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. The 28-year-old agreed to a five-year contract worth $87.5 million. McGlinchey has started in 69 games for the 49ers over the past five seasons.
Denver also signed former Ravens offensive lineman Ben Powers to a four-year contract worth $52 million. Powers started all 17 games for the Ravens last season. He will provide depth and experience to the Broncos’ offensive line.
In addition to their offensive line signings, the Broncos also brought in former Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham on a two-year contract worth $10 million. Stidham played in five games for the Raiders last season, completing 53 of 83 passes for 656 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions.
Finally, the Broncos signed former Jaguars tight end Chris Manhertz to a two-year contract worth $6 million. Manhertz has played in 104 in the NFL, recording just 24 catches for 255 yards and two touchdowns. However, he is known for his blocking ability, which will be valuable to the Broncos’ offense.
The Broncos also re-signed in-house free agent linebacker Alex Singleton to a three-year contract worth $18 million. Singleton played in 17 games for the Broncos last season, recording 163 tackles.
Overall, the Broncos made significant strides in improving their roster on Day 1 of free agency. With a solid foundation in place, they will look to build upon their successes in the upcoming NFL season.