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Published on 03/12/2012 at Mon Mar 12 14:53.
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San Diego Chargers running back Mike Tolbert (35) is tackled by Denver Broncos free safety Quinton Carter during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

When free agency begins tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 p.m. (MT), the Denver Broncos will have a lot of money to spend and plenty of positions to upgrade.

Running back may be among the positions that Denver will pursue, and a certain division rival’s RB can see himself in a Broncos uniform, per BoltBeat.comSan Diego Chargers‘ free agent running back Mike Tolbert considers Denver among seven possible destinations for himself this off-season.

Appearing on a SiriusXM NFL Radio program hosted by Adam Schein on Monday, Tolbert listed the Buccaneers, Steelers, Giants, Broncos, Chiefs, Packers and Dolphins as possible fits.  Whether those seven teams would be interested is unknown, but we agree that Tolbert would be a good fit for Denver. 

A fifth year player, Tolbert measures up at five foot, nine inches tall and weighs in at 243 pounds.  A bruiser who rushed for 490 yards and eight touchdowns last season, Tolbert is also productive in the receiving game.

With running back Knowshon Moreno possibly headed out of Denver, the Broncos will need to find a compliment to starter Willis McGahee this off-season.  The ideal goal-line runner, Tolbert may be just the piece Denver’s backfield is missing — the ability to punch the ball in from short distances.

Last season, quarterback Tim Tebow led the team in rushing touchdowns with six (McGahee scored four).  Since the 2010 season, Tolbert has rushed for 19 touchdowns — many of them in goal-line situations — and has added two more scores by way of receptions.

Tolbert would undoubtedly improve Denver’s backfield, and he would be open to joining the team.  The question is, will the Broncos pursue him?

Do you think Tolbert would be a good fit in Denver’s backfield?  Do you think the team should try to sign him?  Let us know in the comments below!

  • Anonymous

    Hell yeah! The guy is a bowling ball, solid all around RB and won’t cost too much. He also doesn’t have a lot of wear and tear on dem bones.

  • Allan

    Denver should look for more of a speed/game changer first and if that falls through then look for the bruising backs like Bush and Tolbert.

  • CJ

     we have a power run game.

  • CJ

     we have a power run game.

  • broncfan

    Isn’t there an older, injured legend RB out there so we can collect the oldest injured players for the oldest team in the league?
    Sure there is!

  • CJ

    Old legendary quarterbacks still get the job done my friend. Elway gave Denver 2 superbowl victories at 37 and 38

  • broncfan

    Yes I agree, hopefully we can pick up Atogwe too, the experience is what counts and FEX is making it happen.

    With our new old players the next 2 superbowls are in the bag!

  • broncfan

    Yes I agree, hopefully we can pick up Atogwe too, the experience is what counts and FEX is making it happen.

    With our new old players the next 2 superbowls are in the bag!

  • Tom9798

    I’d say sign him . . .

  • Anonymous

    what about swebo?
     

  • Komul

    time to kick in plan b go ahead and build without manning he and his agent is taking his sweet time and if we wait we may have nothing to show for it, time to sign chad henne

  • CJ

     Starting to lean that way myself, but i have a feeling the Dolphins and some other teams wont wait either. Whoever waits will have the better chance.

    and EFX already said that they wouldnt sign big names anyways so we could wait it out while signing good value, so what the hell. Why not go for it?

  • Komul

    the way manning is taking his time i think he will sign with cardinals or titans today