Free agents for the Denver Broncos that could alter draft plans
Connor McGovern, C
Connor McGovern was drafted by the Denver Broncos back in 2016 and was a two year starter for them, playing guard and center. He then signed a three year deal with the New York Jets and will have played out his entire deal.
A free agent in 2023, McGovern has been a steady presence along the Jets’ offensive line, where he’s missed just two games. In total, McGovern has missed just three games in his career. While he does turn 30 in a few months, the shelf life for offensive linemen is usually much longer than other positions, and the Broncos tried to replace McGovern with 2020 draft pick Lloyd Cushenberry.
Unfortunately, that did not work out. Cushenberry was hardly ever able to serve as a serviceable starter for the Broncos. Now that McGovern is a free agent again, the Denver Broncos should have interest. Their offensive line could not protect Russell Wilson all season, so this is a unit that needs a ton of help.
Bringing in guys like Mike McGlinchey and Connor McGovern would be a great start in fixing the offense, which was the worst in the NFL in 2022.