The Denver Broncos seek help at the safety position. Anybody who watched the team play this past season knows why.
For all of the talk about the other injuries on Denver’s defense (Von Miller, Kevin Vickerson), the missing player who probably deserved more attention was safety Rahim Moore. Yes, he is the guy who fell on his rear end on that deep pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 playoffs, but he is a quality player and the Broncos felt his absence in a big way after compartment syndrome in his leg ended his season.
With due respect to Duke Ihenacho and Mike Adams, the Broncos are tired of mediocre play at safety and will reportedly get serious about that position in free agency. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, that will start with T.J. Ward:
The Broncos are going to attempt to upgrade the position. They are expected to pursue Cleveland strong safety T.J. Ward when the free-agent market opens Tuesday. They also have expressed interest in Detroit safety Louis Delmas, while the Pro Bowl likes of Jairus Byrd and Donte Whitner also are available.”
As Klis notes, the Broncos saw firsthand, again and again, what a difference elite safeties can make as they got obliterated by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. They will look to upgrade there and at cornerback as they try to build a defense to match their elite offense.