The Denver Broncos have plenty of big-time free agent decisions to make this offseason, with quarterback Brock Osweiler likely sitting atop the to-do list when it comes to contract extensions for in-house free agents.
Denver is going to have to part with some major money to keep key players in tow, and potential free agent losses like defensive tackle Malik Jackson could end up as top targets on the Oakland Raiders and GM Reggie McKenzie's wishlist. More Raiders rumors inside the Chat Sports iPhone and Android apps!
“Jackson and (Danny) Trevathan represent two of (John) Elway’s best draft choices, insanely productive late-round picks,” wrote Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post. “Jackson will command top dollar with plenty of suitors, quite possibly the Raiders who have millions to spend.”
The Raiders have two key advantages when it comes to courting Jackson in free agency. Firstly, the team has plenty of room under the salary cap to offer Jackson a lucrative deal. Secondly, Jackson's comfortable with Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio -- his former defensive coordinator in Denver.
Jackson started all 16 regular-season games for the Broncos, posting 46 combined tackles and 5.5 sacks while serving as a point man for other Broncos pass rushers to work off of.
Recently, Jackson told reporters that it's "50/50" whether or not he'll return to the Broncos in free agency, per Doug Wilson of CSN Bay Area. If the coin flip falls with him leaving Denver, the Raiders could swoop in and bring home a key cog in their rivals' #1 overall defense for the 2015 NFL season.
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