NFL's top nine defenses in 2021: Rams and Bucs reign supreme, but Broncos have immense upside
Stopping today's high-octane offenses is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Adam Schein projects the top nine NFL defenses in 2021. Who claims the No. 1 spot? Which stout units just missed the cut?
Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 50-41: 49ers' George Kittle falls to 50, Trent Williams returns at 42
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season.
Top 10 safeties heading into 2021 NFL season
DeAngelo Hall ranks the top 10 safeties heading into the 2021 NFL season. Who makes the cut? Who doesn't? And who lands at No. 1?
State of the 2021 Denver Broncos: Pivotal season ahead for Vic Fangio
Vic Fangio's third year as Denver's head coach feels like a pivotal season. Will the Broncos again fall flat? Or will they get back to the playoffs for the first time since their run to the Super Bowl 50 title? Adam Rank explores the state of the franchise.
Justin Simmons: Broncos are 'really close' to getting back to playoffs
Despite his Broncos finishing fourth in the AFC West last season, safety Justin Simmons believes they are in a position to contend in 2021. He also thinks Denver could boast the best defense in the NFL.
Scouting Kyle Hamilton: Notre Dame safety offers rare combination of explosiveness, instincts
Daniel Jeremiah takes a first look at Notre Dame's Kyle Hamilton, a studious safety prospect who draws a comp to one of the NFL's premier players at the position.
The best NFL team money can buy! Building the ultimate 53-man roster under the 2021 salary cap
What is the best possible team money could buy in 2021? NFL Media researcher Anthony Holzman-Escareno builds the ultimate 53-man roster while remaining under this year's $182.5 million salary cap.
2021 NFL All-Paid Team: Patrick Mahomes, DeAndre Hopkins, Joey Bosa top the marquee
What would the NFL's richest roster look like? Anthony Holzman-Escareno assembles an all-star collection of the highest-paid players at each position heading into the 2021 season.
2021 NFL free agency: Best contracts given out so far
Gregg Rosenthal eyes some of the best deals of free agency so far, including the Steelers retaining JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Jets snagging Carl Lawson.
Broncos S Justin Simmons signs four-year, $61M deal
Justin Simmons is staying in Denver for the long haul. The Broncos signed their star safety to a four-year, $61 million contract with $35 million guaranteed.
2021 NFL franchise tag tracker: Chris Godwin, Marcus Maye among 10 players tagged
The deadline for NFL teams to place the franchise or transition tags on prospective free agents has come and gone, and clubs around the league had some decisions to make.
Broncos place franchise tag on Pro Bowl safety Justin Simmons
Denver isn't letting Justin Simmons go anywhere. The Broncos are placing the franchise tag on their starting safety Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Redrafting the 2016 NFL Draft: Rams take Dak Prescott No. 1 overall
With the benefit of five years' hindsight, Adam Rank redrafts the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Which original fourth-round pick jumps all the way up to No. 1 overall?
Broncos GM George Paton: We want to bring back Von Miller
With many significant decisions looming, new Broncos GM George Paton said Thursday that the team intends to bring back star Von Miller, who missed the 2020 season with an injury.
2021 NFL free agency matchmaking: One fit for each AFC team
Could Aaron Jones leave the Lambeau snow for South Beach? Might Ryan Fitzpatrick join Bill Belichick in New England? Marc Sessler matches one free agent with each AFC team.
Broncos' Justin Simmons expects to return: 'It seems like Denver wants me back and I want to be there'
Safety Justin Simmons doesn't know if the next contract he signs will span one season or several. He just believes it will be with the Broncos.
Ten defensive backs worth pursuing via free agency/2021 NFL Draft/trade
Which premier player should be a trade target for CB-needy teams? Who's among the top safeties on the market? DeAngelo Hall identifies his top 10 defensive backs worth pursuing via free agency, the 2021 NFL Draft or trade.
Top 101 NFL free agents of 2021: The best players available
Gregg Rosenthal has scoured the market to formulate NFL.com's Top 101 Free Agents of 2021. Who are the best players available in this year's class?
2021 NFL free agency: Nine players who CANNOT hit the open market
As we enter prime roster-reconstruction season across the NFL, Adam Schein identifies nine pending free agents who simply CANNOT be allowed to walk out the door.
2021 NFL franchise/transition tag primer: Who are the no-brainers? Debatable candidates?
Which NFL players are in line to receive the franchise tag before the March 9 deadline? Gregg Rosenthal spotlights the no-brainers, as well as the more debatable candidates, across the league.
NFL reveals complete AFC, NFC rosters for 2021 Pro Bowl
Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers highlight the rosters for the 2021 Pro Bowl. Check out the complete AFC and NFC rosters.
2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees unveiled
The NFL announced Thursday morning its 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which will be announced at NFL Honors the week prior to Super Bowl LV.
Debrief: Future free agents who stand to make bank with 2020 play
Gregg Rosenthal highlights future NFL free agents who are in line to pump up their market value heading into the stretch run of the 2020 season.
NFL Research awards: Top performers at midseason
Which QB is the NFL's best halfway through the 2020 season? What about the league's top position group? Finest rookie? Cole Jacobson hands out NFL Research midseason awards.
Broncos' best defensive plays from shutout win | Week 3
Watch Denver Broncos' best defensive plays from the shutout win in the Week 3 matchup against the New York Jets.
Justin Simmons reads Zach Wilson like a book on terrific INT
Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons reads New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson like a book on a terrific interception.
Justin Simmons on Teddy B: 'Nothing is really rattling him'
Denver Broncos S Justin Simmons joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss the Broncos Week 1 win over the New York Giants, QB Teddy Bridgewater and shares his outlook for the 2021 season.
2021 all-analytics team defense | Game Theory
NFL Media's Cynthia Frelund reveals her All-Analytics Team defense entering the 2021 season, based on projected Win Shares.
Broncos' top plays vs. Seahawks | Preseason Week 2
Watch the Denver Broncos' top plays vs. the Seattle Seahawks during Preseason Week 2.
Broncos vs. Seahawks highlights | Preseason Week 2
Watch the highlights of the matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks during Preseason Week 2.
Justin Simmons looks like intended WR on toe-tapping INT
Denver Broncos wide receiver Justin Simmons looks like intended WR on toe-tapping interception.
'Top 100 Players of 2021': Justin Simmons | No. 45
Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons has been voted as the No. 45 player in the NFL on the "Top 100 Players of 2021" rankings.
Justin Simmons: 'This could be the year' Broncos make playoffs
Denver Broncos S Justin Simmons joins "Good Morning Football" to set expectations for the 2021 season, discusses his contract extension and talks about the Broncos defense.
Rapoport: Simmons' $61M deal helps free up Broncos' cap space
The Denver Broncos and safety Justin Simmons agree to a $61 million deal for four years.
Rapoport: Broncos to give Justin Simmons franchise tag for second-straight year
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Denver Broncos are giving safety Justin Simmons the franchise tag for the second-straight year.
DeAngelo Hall's Top 3 DBs worth pursuing this offseason
NFL Network's DeAngelo Hall's Top 3 defensive backs worth pursuing this offseason.
DeAngelo Hall's Top 3 free-agent DBs
NFL Network's DeAngelo Hall highlights his top 3 free agent defensive backs.
James Palmer explains where Broncos, Justin Simmons stand in contract negotiations
NFL Network's James Palmer explains where the Denver Broncos and safety Justin Simmons stand in contract negotiations.
Justin Simmons explains why Denver would be perfect fit for career going forward
Denver Broncos S Justin Simmons explains why Denver would be the perfect fit for his career going forward.
Top 10 Broncos plays | 2020 season
See a countdown of the 10 best highlight plays made by the Denver Broncos in the 2020 NFL season.
Davante Adams among players to tweet reactions to protests at U.S. Capitol
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was among the players to tweet reactions to the protests at the U.S. Capitol.
Justin Simmons highlights | 2020 season
Watch the highlights of Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons from the 2020 NFL season.
Raiders vs. Broncos highlights | Week 17
Watch the highlights of the Week 17 matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos.
Justin Simmons grabs deflected Derek Carr pass for interception
Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons records an interception on a deflected pass by Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in Week 17.
Justin Simmons talks Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination, social-justice progress
Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons joins "NFL Total Access" for an interview.
Introducing 2021 Pro Bowl defensive backs for AFC, NFC
The "NFL Total Access" crew Introduces 2021 Pro Bowl defensive backs for AFC, NFC.
Top defense of the week | Week 11
Watch the top defense of Week 11 during the NFL 2020 season.