Plenty of teams have difficult decisions to make as the free agent deadline approaches. The defending AFC Champion Denver Broncos are no exception.
Moreno is a luxury with essential pieces like Eric Decker, Zane Beadles and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also exposed to the free agent market. Why else did Denver spend a second-round pick in 2013 to develop Montee Ball?
The versatile, 5-foot-9, 200-pound, former first-rounder out of Georgia has suffered his share of setbacks in his career: four fumbles in a disappointing rookie campaign in ’09, a season-ending knee injury in ’11 and a stint on the practice squad in ’12 before rising from the ashes later that season.
But Moreno’s value couldn’t have peaked at a better time, given his career-best 1,038 rushing yards and 548 receiving. His 13 combined touchdowns are a product of his role in the most prolific offense in NFL history, but teams would still pay an attractive price for three-quarters the output.
Although Moreno isn’t a top-tier RB, neither are any of his contemporaries in a remarkably mediocre free agent class.
The following five have the means and the need for Moreno’s services…
NFL salary cap figures provided courtesy of Over The Cap.