Mile High Huddle brings you State of the 2017 Broncos — a position by position evaluation of the roster. Today’s edition focuses on the cornerbacks. Colby Valdez examines.
A wise person once said, “If it’s not broken don’t fix it.”
Something that has worked, and worked at historic levels, is the No Fly Zone. The chemistry found in the Denver Broncos secondary was and still is next to none found in the NFL.
Whether it’s been Aqib Talib taking a Joe Flacco interception back for a score, or Bradley Roby recovering a fumble vs the Kansas City Chiefs, this secondary has been second to none, pun intended. You’d be hardpressed to find a trio of cornerbacks on any team at the top of their game like Chris Harris, Jr., Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p… The trio has been a terror since combining talents in 2014. They’ve totaled 22 interceptions.
Roby’s fifth-year option was picked up by the front office earlier this year. Harris is making just under $10 million, Talib is making $12 million, and as it stands, the Broncos spend more capital on their cornerbacks than any other position besides linebacker (Von Miller’s $20.4 million can explain that).
Totaling $24,078,834 or 15.3 percent of the team’s total budget (based on the top-51 contracts), the Broncos pay only for quality and that is the return they have enjoyed for three seasons now. That play should continue into 2017, barring any injury.
A Look Back
The 2016 cornerback corps looked as strong as ever to start training camp. Every day the report was stacked with a Talib…
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