Broncos’ Bryce Callahan desirous to show himself after lacking 2019 resulting from damage: ‘I’ve by no means labored this tough’

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Last offseason, the Denver Broncos attacked free company with a vengeance and bought two items they thought would take them to the subsequent degree. One was quarterback and former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, who performed in simply eight video games earlier than an damage ended his single season in Denver, and the opposite was former Chicago Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan. The former undrafted free agent out of Rice put up profession numbers in 2018, recording 45 mixed tackles, six passes defensed and two interceptions. The Broncos thought they have been getting a steal, however they did not know what the 2019 season would carry.

Despite signing a three-year, $21 million contract with the Broncos and reuniting with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, Callahan didn’t play a single snap with the Broncos final season. He suffered a foot damage on the finish of the 2018 season and didn’t totally get well from the process. It was a giant blow to Denver’s protection, however Callahan is able to embrace what he hopes will likely be a bounce-back season.

“Coming off of last year, it was a big disappointment,” Callahan stated, by way of Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I don’t want to say I’ve got something to prove, but I’ve got something to prove to myself. I’ve never been more excited to get back out on the football field. This was my first year in 20-something odd years that I didn’t play football, so it’s a big year for me. I’ve never worked this hard in the offseason. I’m ready to get back out there. I’m full-go with no limitations. I’m not really even thinking about my foot. Everything is moving in the right direction. I just want to play all 16 games, stay healthy and ball out.”

Callahan has by no means performed a full 16-game season throughout his NFL profession however was anticipated to be a frontrunner on a Denver protection that had postseason aspirations. Instead, the Broncos fell flat with a 7-9 document. With Callahan again and an improved offense, the Broncos have excessive hopes for the 2020 season. Callahan could have grow to be an afterthought following the 2019 season, however he is clearly able to show he is an elite cornerback this yr.

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