Here’s a look at the AFC West:
- As the Broncos and Von Miller battle it out in contract talks, CBSSports.com’s Joel Corry offered up a potential compromise between the two sides. The former agent believes that a six-year, $114.5MM deal with $45MM guaranteed at signing and $61.5MM guaranteed throughout should satisfy both parties. That proposed deal would give Miller an AAV just over $19MM and, more importantly, significant cash flow in the first two years. Over the weekend, the Broncos presented Miller with a brand new proposal.
- Could 2015 seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian actually beat out Mark Sanchez and first-round rookie Paxton Lynch for the Broncos‘ starting quarterback job? Andrew Mason of Broncos.com believes so, citing the strong support he has gotten from coaches so far this offseason. Siemian entered the league out of Northwestern with minimal buzz, but he does offer arm strength and an extra year of familiarity with Gary Kubiak‘s offense.
- Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com writes that Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele might stand as the best “fit” signing of the offseason. Osemele offers a powerful presence in the run game and should help hold up the pocket for quarterback Derek Carr. In addition to his dominant resume, Osemele also offers versatility as he can play at either tackle or guard and offers experience on both sides of the line. Although he has been slowed a little by injuries in recent years, missing multiple games in each of the last three seasons, Osemele has been a reliable performer on Baltimore’s line. Pro Football Focus ranked him 18th out of 77 qualified tackles in 2015, giving him the second-highest run-blocking grade at the position.
- Will the Chiefs and safety Eric Berry get a deal done by the Friday deadline? Click here for the latest on those contract talks.