The Denver Broncos have expressed interest in bringing DeMarcus Ware back. To that end, general manager John Elway and new coach Vance Joseph met with Ware on Tuesday.
Source: DeMarcus Ware met w John Elway and Vance Joseph today. They have expressed interest in bringing him back subject to negotiations
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 7, 2017
Ware joined the Broncos in 2014 and was an integral part of 2015’s Super Bowl championship winning team, recording 7.5 sacks that regular season and 3.5 in the playoffs.
The 2016 campaign was something of a downer, though. Ware played in only 10 games and recorded a career low four sacks.
Still, as far as third down pass rushers go, the Broncos can do a lot worse. As long as Von Miller is on the field, Ware will be the offense’s secondary concern. In fact, with other players like Derek Wolfe and Shane Ray in action, Ware could be the offense’s third or fourth concern up front.
It’s been reported that Ware could also be headed back to Dallas to play for the Cowboys in 2017 (more on that here).
Ware may not be the player that he once was. Still, he has 138.5 sacks to his credit. Any time a defense can have a player like that and not have him be the other team’s focal point, it’s an asset.
Making the salary work will be a challenge, especially if the Broncos pursue an upgrade at quarterback. But if the numbers line up, Ware can still be a valuable player in Denver.