Broncos get B+ grade for signing guard Ben Powers

The Denver Broncos addressed one of their biggest needs right away in free agency with the addition of interior offensive lineman Ben Powers.

Powers agreed to a four-year contract worth $52 million, with $28.5 million in guaranteed money, on Monday.

Powers established himself as a force in the run and pass game with the Baltimore Ravens from 2018-2022. In 2022, Powers allowed just one sack, one quarterback hit, and 11 quarterback hurries in 633 pass-blocking reps, according to Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar.

Farrar dubbed Powers “an absolute mauler,” and he gave the Broncos a B+ grade for the signing. 

It is expected that Powers will slot into the starting offensive line alongside Garett Bolles at left tackle, Lloyd Cushenberry at center, Quinn Meinerz at right guard and newly acquired tackle Mike McGlinchey at right tackle.

Provided the group stays healthy, this should be a formidable front to protect quarterback Russell Wilson, who was sacked a career-high 55 times last year. Bringing in Powers was a big win for head coach Sean Payton and general manager George Paton.

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