An Agent's Take: Connecting dots to 2015 NFL free agency
New coach Gary Kubiak may lobby general manager and executive VP of football operations John Elway to pursue Texans right tackle Derek Newton. Shoring up the offensive line is particularly important if Peyton Manning returns for his 18th NFL season. Signing Newton, a connection from Kubiak’s days as the Texans’ coach, would allow Louis Vasquez to move back to right guard, his natural position.
Newton broke out somewhat in 2014, posting a plus-8.9 in 1,130 snaps after grading out at an atrocious minus-28.3 over 848 snaps the year before. The 6-6, 313-pounder is coming off the last year of his rookie contract, and turned 27 in November.