AFC West advice: Broncos, Chiefs face decisions at quarterback


USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay H. Jones breaks down franchise tag candidates.

With free agency starting March 9, USA TODAY Sports is looking at all eight NFL divisions and what could be in store for teams this offseason, as well as the moves they should make. Today, the AFC West:


Prominent free agents: OLB DeMarcus Ware, DT Sylvester Williams, CB Kayvon Webster

Cap situation: Projected to have $31.9 million of cap room, according to

Primary issues for 2017: The biggest task for new head coach Vance Joseph and his offensive coaching staff is fixing a group that finished 27th in yards gained last season — and that starts with deciding who will play quarterback. Will 2016 starter Trevor Siemian, a favorite of former head coach Gary Kubiak, win the job again, or will the Broncos decide it’s time for 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch to play in a system drawn up by new coordinator Mike McCoy? Or will GM John Elway make another huge offseason splash and try to sign Tony Romo? Other issues the Broncos must address include improving the offensive line (which could…

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