The Denver Broncos hired former defensive end DeMarcus Ware as a pass rush consultant on Wednesday. It was a move that was not surprising in the Mile High City since Ware has made normal appearances at Denver’s offseason functions. He will have the opportunity to further develop linebacker Von Miller and help develop 5th overall pick, Bradley Chubb.
“I’ve been doing it my whole career.”
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 14, 2018
Ware spent the last three seasons of his remarkable 12 year career with the Broncos. He retired right after the team’s Super Bowl 50 victory because of the back issues that plagued him in his last season.
The future Hall of Famer was a stellar athlete during his career. He compiled 138.5 sacks in his career and reached 10-plus sacks in a season in seven times. Arguably Ware’s best season came in 2008 where he put in a 20 sacks effort with the Dallas Cowboys.
This is a superb move for the organization due to their bond and guidance that he provided when he joined the team. Ware was a walking pass-rush encyclopedia for Miller’s development from 2013 through 2016.
The Broncos will benefit highly from his presence throughout the 2018 season. A huge benefit is that he can work with Chubb to develop his game on the professional level and help him understand how to best use his skill-set at the next level.
Denver finish 22nd in sacks in 2017 (33) after finishing 3rd in 2016 and 1st in 2015. Hopefully, DeMarcus can return the team back in to the upper echelon of pass rushing this season. He will visit the team a few days each month throughout the 2018 season.