Since Okung won't be returning, where do we go from here? I personally hope the Broncos push hard to sign Andrew Whitworth. His comments indicate he is leaning towards re-signing with the Bengals, but he is willing to listen to offers. I hope Elway can convince him to sign with an actual contender before his career ends.
If not Whitworth, then Joe Thomas. I'd give up a 2nd round pick and some change for him, but not a 1st. Like Whitworth, however, he seems loyal to his team.
Ok. Some here may hate the idea of drafting OL in the 1st round, but it may be necessary. With a gaping hole at LT, could we really pass on Cam Robinson, Ryan Ramcyzk, or Garett Bolles if they are available at 20?
If none of the above works out, where else could we go? I certainly don't see any solutions on the current roster. Sambrailo? Heck no. Schofield? Doubtful. In the end I support releasing Okung. I'll trust that Elway will make the right decision.