Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Safest, and Riskiest Bronco jerseys to buy

All football fans love football jerseys. Sometimes though, it's hard to pick what jerseys to buy; going with your favorite player might not be such a great idea, as those often become Throwback jerseys.

There's no safe jersey out there of current players - players are hurt, cut, and traded throughout football season. For Bronco fans, the safest way to go is buy a Throwback John Elway jersey, he'll never be traded. With that said, I've created a list of the safest, and riskiest/don't buy current Bronco jerseys. First off, the safest:
  • Knowshon Moreno, #27. Last April, the Broncos drafted Knowshon Moreno with the 12th overall pick in the NFL Draft. He has four years left on his $23 million contract, and is on the verge of a breakout season. Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels has said Moreno will get more carries this year, and it is expected Moreno will overcome his rookie woes. He'll be around for awhile, getting a #27 jersey would be a good idea.

  • Ryan Clady, #78. In 2008, the Broncos drafted Clady with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Clady has four years left on his contract, which is worth up to $17.5 million. His rookie year he allowed the least sacks in the League. He has "Wow'd" everyone since he stepped foot on the field. The Broncos love him, as do the fans. A recent injury may slow him down this season, but he'll be around for more to come. A #78 jersey is the way to go.

  • The ultimate safe jersey to buy: A dirt cheep Brandon Marshall #15. That's right, Marshall. You can find those anywhere from $5-20 most anywhere. A little embroidery, and you have "Tebow." In the end, you get a Tim Tebow #15 jersey for about $30, saving you at least $50. Even if Tebow is a huge bust, it's only 30 bucks.

Two jerseys you should stay away from:

  • Kyle Orton, #8. Not to sound like Woody Paige or anything, but his days in Denver are clearly numbered. He's $2.612 million contract ends after this season. Orton may be the starter this season, but right now it doesn't look like he will be long after then. I would not recommend getting a #8 jersey.

  • Champ Bailey, #24. No, you didn't read that wrong, Champ Bailey. For years Bailey has been one of the Broncos top players in jersey sales, as well as performance. Yet, his $63 million contract ends after this season, and he'll being turning 32-years-old. He may not get a contract extension, and he is slowly starting to slow down. Three-four, or even two years ago I would have said get a #24 jersey, but not now.

Two more risks: Eddie Royal #19, he has 2 years left on his $3.9 million contract. And, 36-year-old Brian Dawkins #20, who has four years left on his contract which is worth anywhere from $17-27 million.

There you have it, I hope I've helped you decide if you are looking to buy a Bronco jersey. I might be completely wrong; jersey buying is a risky business. Personally, I have a John Lynch #47, and two #92 Elvis Dumervil's, I'm also expecting a few #15's to go around come Christmas time.

1 comment:

Carmen said...

Take it from a long time (27 years) Florida Gator fan who was around when people were "wondering" about Tim Tebow as the Gators starting QB - buy the jersey!!