Younger Guys Get a Break Thanks to Von Miller’s Trade.
Due to injuries and trades, the Denver Broncos have had to repair and reconstruct their defensive front seven on the fly throughout the season.
So, when first-year general manager George Paton made the astute — and necessary — move of moving future Hall of Famer Von Miller, it heralded the start of a new era for the Broncos’ defense, and opened the door to a new generation of optimistic impact players.
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He’s all set for his close-up.
Rookie linebacker Baron Browning is one player who could be ready to take the reins and lead the front seven. In his first career start against the Washington Football Team on October 31, the former Ohio State University star enjoyed a coming-out party.
With eight tackles, Baron Browning led the Broncos in tackles. Not a horrible first start in the NFL. #9sports
November 1, 2021 — Mike Klis (@mikeklis)
Browning, a third-round draft pick in 2021, had a team-high eight tackles and was all over the field in a win the Broncos (4-4) sorely needed to keep their modest playoff hopes alive.
“Overall, I think I did very well for someone who missed the majority of the offseason, including OTAs and training camp,” Browning said a day after making his historic start.
Browning, who can play both inside and outside, like he did at Ohio State, will now be considered a critical defensive piece for a Broncos linebacking team that has been plagued by severe injuries in 2021.
The Broncos had high expectations for Browning when he was drafted, but a leg injury early in the spring forced him to fall behind in the linebacker race. However, he appears to have caught up with head coach Vic Fangio’s defense and has been showing the same athletic ability in Denver that he had at OSU.
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