AFC West rookie grades: Denver upgraded both sides of the ball (Nick Shook, NFL.com)_
Chubb was lost in the shuffle of the season, but he was an impact player opposite Von Miller, racking up 60 tackles and 12 sacks as a rookie. Sutton is the new jump-ball winner Denver sorely needed, and Freeman was one half of a rookie backfield that looks to be set for years to come. Lindsay was the best addition of the entire class, and he came via free agency.
Where will Nick Foles land? Our beat writers break down the market (Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic)_
I would expect the Broncos to seriously consider their options with veteran quarterbacks before setting their sights on the draft prospects — especially if they’re not in love with any of the rookie options this year. They have the cap space and could find more by cutting some veterans on the roster._
Never-before-told stories about Pat Bowlen from those who know him best — his children (Mike Klis, 9News)_
At a downtown hotel conference room here late Saturday morning, hours before the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting committee would elect Bowlen into the class of 2019 as a contributor, 9News was given incredible access to six of Bowlen’s seven children._
Emmanuel Sanders sheds walking boot after Achilles surgery (Kyle Fredrickson, Denver Post)_
His caption read: “Slight limp but I’m finally out of the boot.”_