Report: Broncos Have Interest in FA C Chris Myers

Chalk this up as some of the least surprising news of the Denver Broncos offseason so far:

The Broncos’ interest in Myers would have plenty of obvious reasons. Myers was acquired by the Houston Texans in a trade from the Broncos eight years ago by Gary Kubiak and the Houston front office. Myers has been a durable starter at the pivot for Houston during that timeframe, and is a veteran who fits what the Broncos want to do offensively and has played in the Kubiak/Dennison offense.

Myers has been one of the better centers in the NFL in his time with the Texans, and he proved he could adapt to schemes when Bill O’Brien was hired as the team’s head coach.

His veteran presence will certainly be attractive to the Broncos, as will the fact that he won’t command a ton of money over a long period of time. The Broncos could likely get Myers on a cheap, short term contract as they prepare for a Super Bowl run.

This is the kind of player that you would want leading younger guys on the offensive line, someone who came from humble beginnings as a late-round draft pick and then emerged as the starting center shortly there after. Myers became a very valuable asset to the Broncos and Texans, and should be a solid starter for at least a couple more years in the NFL.

If the Broncos decide this is the way they want to go, it is because they missed out on Rodney Hudson (who signed an obscene deal with the Raiders) and Stefen Wisniewski (who might think he’s worth an obscene amount of money, like Hudson).

The Broncos have to play a bit of moneyball this offseason, so Myers could be more fiscally responsible.

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