The Broncos added speedster WR Emmanuel Sanders to a passing attack that was already the best in NFL history last year.
After putting up the most passing yards, TDs and points in NFL history, the Broncos were blown out of Superbowl XLVIII. In the 2014 offseason, the Broncos spent top dollar to sign four of the best free agent targets available to augment their No. 1 offense and improve a pass defense that was only 27th.
WR Emmanuel Sanders, S T.J. Ward, CB Aqib Talib, DE/OLB DeMarcus Ware
A look at each player:
Sanders is a young deep-threat with versatility in the return game. He will be the Broncos primary punt returner and will likely be a starting WR.
Ward is a Pro Bowl safety from the Browns who had over 100 tackles, 2 INTs, 1.5 sacks and two defensive TDs. He will be the immediate starter at safety.
Talib is a Pro Bowl CB with 23 career interceptions, four of them in 2013. He replaces departed CB Champ Bailey as the starter on defense.
Ware is a pass rush specialist with 117.0 career sacks (4th among all active players and 18th in NFL history). He will be the Broncos starting DE and team with Von Miller to give QBs nightmares.
The Broncos added a big-play WR and 3 Pro Bowl defenders to a roster that was already one of the best in NFL history. The moves Denver made have almost guaranteed a return to the AFC Championship game assuming they and Peyton Manning remain healthy.