The Denver Broncos have yet to see Bryce Callahan actually play a game as a member of the team. Callahan lost his 2019 season with a broken foot, but the former Chicago Bears cornerback appears on track to finally suit up for them in 2020.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle posted videos of Callahan working out and getting ready for the 2020 season while reporting the cornerback is 100 percent recovered from the foot surgery that forced him to miss all of last season.
The Broncos signed Callahan to a three-year, $21 million deal in 2019 after he shined as a slot cornerback in Vic Fangio’s defense when he was the defensive coordinator with the Bears. Callahan came over to Denver with Fangio, now the head coach of the Broncos.
Callahan suffered the fracture in December of 2018, then had issues with a screw that was implanted in his surgically repaired foot. He had a second surgery this past November to replace the screw.
Callahan has recorded 123 tackles, four sacks and 21 pass deflections in his career. All four of his interceptions have come in the last two seasons he played (2017 and 2018). Callahan has appeared in just 45 games the last five seasons and played a career-high 13 games in 2018 before the foot injury. Opposing quarterbacks targeting Callahan had just a 79.9 passer rating in 2018, when Callahan allowed just one touchdown.
A healthy Callahan is expected to start opposite A.J. Bouye, especially with Chris Harris Jr. off to the Los Angeles Chargers. Third-round pick Michael Ojemudia could also compete for the open job, along with Isaac Yiadom and DeVante Bausby.