Broncos Defensive Starter Sounds Off on QB Drew Lock


Dre’Mont Jones celebrates after a great play.

The Denver Broncos will face the Seattle Seahawks tonight to close out the first week of the 2022 NFL season. Russell Wilson will start for the Broncos while Gno Smith will lead the way for the Seahawks.

Denver linebacker Dremont Jones was hoping to start Drew Luke in Seattle tonight.

According to James Palmer of the NFL Network,Jones told him, “I wanted to let him go. I was urging him to win so I’d get a chance to hit him and talk some trash.”

Jones and Luke were drafted the same year by the Broncos and were teammates until Luke was traded to Seattle as part of the deal that sent Wilson to Denver. Both players spoke to the media in Denver together at their introductory press conference, along with guard Dalton Reisner, after they were drafted in 2019.

Jones needs a big season

Entering his fourth season, Jones is also playing in the final year of his rookie contract. If Jones can maintain his health and help lead the Broncos into one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, it is clear that the Broncos will have to pay a major contract to Jones.

Jones was never a full-time starter under former Denver coach Vic Fangio. Jones has started no more than eight games in a season, but has appeared in 43 games. Missing just six games during his career, Jones showed flashes that he could become a valuable piece for Denver’s defense.

As a novice, the former Ohio Saint Buckeye player totaled 3.5 sacks and six quarterback strokes. The following season, Jones’ number improved dramatically. Sacking the quarterback 6.5 times and having 11 quarterback hits, Jones showed he could reach the middle.

back in April, Jones was asked what grade he would give himself from the 2021 season. “Out of 10, I would probably give myself a 7.5. I think I left a lot of money in there myself, just from losing a few bags to slipping in sometimes. I just have to be better.”

Last season, Jones’ numbers fell slightly, but he’s still had a solid season. With 5.5 sacks, 11 more quarterbacks, and 31 tackles, Jones is looking to break through.

Jones also mentioned that his goal this season is to have double-digit sacks.

Tonight’s game updates

Broncos will have a different correct handling starting than expected. Right dealing with former Denver right and now a member of the media I mentioned Orlando Franklin That the Broncos would start Cam Fleming on Calvin Anderson.

With Billy Turner out with a knee injury, Anderson has been training with the rookies all over camp and even into pre-season. It’s unclear what Fleming will look like in this new system that the Broncos will be running tonight, but it could be a little worrisome.

Once Turner is healthy, he’ll probably become the right intervention to start every day, as he’s been head coach Nathaniel Hackett at Green Bay for the past two years.

Anderson will be the rocker in tonight’s game.

Wide receiver KJ Hamler is back and ready to go after recovering from an ACL tear from last season. Humler has made progress all season and even in training camp and pre-season. The third-year future even played in the pre-season final to get some reps and test his knee.

It’s unclear how many shots the fast wide receiver will get tonight, but it’s safe to say that if the Broncos need to throw the ball deep, Humler is their man.

Randy Gregory will make his Broncos debut tonight after signing a monster deal in the Offseason. Priced at $14 million a year, Denver held Gregory out of pre-season training camp after having surgery on his shoulder.

The Broncos haven’t had an elite passing duo since Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, but with Gregory and Bradley Chubb, Denver will hope they can get back to their successful ways of firing the quarterback.


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