Denver Broncos QB wants to see former team-mate join him at Mile High stadium next season.While it was an expected move in the roster cuts period, Dwight Freeney is still a very good player.
Despite being released from Indianapolis due to his high wage salary, the 32 year-old pass rusher will still be a very productive player for the team that acquires his services next season.
The first player to voice his desire to play with him is former Indianapolis team-mate Peyton Manning. The QB would love to have him join up in Denver, as the team look to ready themselves for another Superbowl run next season.
In an interview with ProoFootballtalk.com, Freeney said his former team-mate had texted him, asking him to come play in Denver.
“He sent me a text and he just said, ‘Hey man, don’t worry, come play with me in Denver,” Freeney said.
“I don’t know how serious it was but, you know, it’s good to hear some of your former teammates still follow you, they care and they want to see you succeed.”
Freeney goes onto admit that the deal may seem unlikely, due to the immense talent they have in pass-rushers already.
“I think they’ve got a couple good pass rushers over there, I don’t know if they
have room for me.”
The former Colt is referring to Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil, and he might be right. The two elite defenders don’t come cheap, and Freeney himself won’t play for peanuts, so it may be financially unrealistic for the deal to happen.
There are plenty of suitors out there however. The Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants are both in dire need of a linebacker who can consistently get after the Quarterback, and have enough cap space to make the deal possible.
All will become clearer next week, when teams will be more aggressive in the free agent market, and Freeney will likely be one of the first to be snapped up.