Broncos sign RT Demar Dotson
According to a Tuesday evening report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Denver Broncos have found a replacement for starting right tackle Ja’Wuan James, who previously elected to opt out of the upcoming 2020-21 campaign. With James officially out for the year for the Broncos, Denver has reportedly agreed to sign fellow right tackle Demar Dotson.
However, the financial terms surrounding this pact and length of the deal have yet to be reported while it is presumably a one-year deal for Dotson as the aforementioned James will ultimately return to the Broncos.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 12, 2020
This is a crucially important move for the Broncos, a team looking to compete with the best teams in the AFC in 2020-21. Although one of the younger teams out there this time around, the Broncos have some serious firepower on offense while the franchise’s offense line is thought of as a major strength. Of course, the absence of James will still hurt even with a veteran like Dotson in there to fill the void. Nonetheless, Dotson will surely help keep up-and-coming signal caller Drew Lock upright after the soon-to-be second-year quarterback began last season on the sideline due to injury.
Unfortunately for the Broncos, though, Denver still plays its football in the always dangerous AFC West division. Although the Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders are expected to do much in 2020-21, the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs definitely are. The Broncos will need quite the valiant effort to keep up with the Chiefs, who don’t appear to be primed to go anywhere just yet.