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Denver Broncos ‘interested’ in superstar running back that just hit NFL free agency

The Denver Broncos could look to further upgrade their offense by targeting an elite-level running back that just hit NFL free agency.

This offseason has been one of change for the Denver Broncos. After a disastrous 2022 campaign where the team won just five games, they are in the midst of a culture shift under new head coach Sean Payton.

Related: Minnesota Vikings to release running back Dalvin Cook

The former New Orleans Saints head coach, and one-time Super Bowl winner, was hired not only to bring the team back to relevancy but to reinvigorate an offense that was one of the very worst in the league last season, despite the addition of future Hall-of-Famer Russell Wilson.

While the team didn’t add any major offensive skills players in free agency, they did make a couple of splashes when they signed talented veteran linemen Mike McGlinchey and Ben Powers. The two big-ticket additions should finally give Wilson the time in the pocket he lacked last season.

Denver Broncos have ‘interest’ in running back Dalvin Cook

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However, a new report claims he may get some major help in the backfield to further take some of the scoring responsibilities off his shoulder in 2023.

On Wednesday, a source inside the NFL told Heavy.com “Denver is definitely interested” in acquiring Minnesota Vikings star Dalvin Cook. The four-time Pro Bowler has been at the center of trade rumors for the last two months as the team looks to shed some salary ahead of next season.

The report stated that their best chance at getting Cook would need to come after the Vikings cut him. That reportedly is expected to happen soon, which means the Denver Broncos can engage in a real pursuit for the superstar running back and land a player that could make a massive impact for the team this upcoming season.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter added to the speculation when he also suggested the Denver Broncos would be one of several teams targeting Cook when he officially hits free agency.

  • Dalvin Cook stats (2022): 1,173 rushing yards, 39 receptions, 10 total TD

Dalvin Cook earned Pro Bowl honor for the fourth straight season in 2022 after running for over 1,100 yards and posting 10 total touchdowns.