Debate: Will Peyton get another ring?
For the second time in five seasons, Peyton Manning lost in the Super Bowl. Will he ever win a second title? Let's debate! READ
A haggard but still fiery John Elway said Tuesday that he's going to continue to shape his roster as if Peyton Manning will be the quarterback. The Broncos can survive the loss of a couple of key free agents on offense, but they have to add speed and physicality on defense. With a few tweaks, this team will remain AFC favorites. The real trick is finding a formula that will allow them to hang with the NFC's superpowers.
What they need
The returns of left tackle Ryan Clady and All-Pro linebacker Von Miller will provide the biggest impact. The only glaring need on the record-breaking offense is a receiver to replace Decker if he flies the coop. Even with Miller returning, the defense has several glaring needs. The draft will have to bring a young pass rusher to succeed Phillips at defensive end. With Rodgers-Cromartie's future up in the air and Chris Harris undergoing ACL surgery, cornerback will be a high priority. If Woodyard isn't re-signed, linebacker will also require attention.