Despite starting his career getting cut 15 times, linebacker Alex Singleton solidified himself as one of the best tacklers in the NFL this season.

Alex Singleton should be one of the Denver Broncos top off-season priorities

In 2022, Alex Singleton produced a career-high of 163 combined tackles, including 100 solos. It was a considerable spike from his previous career-best of 137 (81 solos) as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. He also had a forced fumble, three passes defended, and six tackles for loss.

Singleton played in all 17 games this season and started in 12, emerging as a dynamic duo alongside Josey Jewell. The former Calgary Stampede alum spent his first three professional seasons playing in the Canadian Football League. In 2019, he made the jump to the NFL as a member of the Eagles for another three years. In 2020 and 2021, Singleton led the team in tackles.

During NFL Free Agency last year, the Denver Broncos signed Singleton to a one-year deal worth a mere $1.12 million. Going into the 2022 season, the assumption was that the 29-year-old linebacker would be confined to special teams. Instead, he led the entire Denver defense in tackles by a wide margin. Even more impressive, he finished No. 5 overall in the league.

In Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Singleton broke a franchise record for most total and solo tackles in a game with 21 and 19. He was one solo tackle away from tying the NFL record. This week, it was revealed that Singleton had earned two second-team All-Pro votes. He was one of only three Broncos to receive any votes, alongside Patrick Surtain II and Justin Simmons.

With Denver’s season officially over, Singleton is set to become a free agent in 2023. The flashy linebacker, who claims to have been previously rejected by “at least 30 general managers,” will garner plenty of interest across the league. That new interest will likely come with a hefty pay raise.

While the Broncos continued to hit new lows throughout the season, Singleton remained steady. Look no further than on Christmas Day; while Denver got pummeled by the Los Angeles Rams 51-14, he held his own with 20 tackles.

As a member of the most-injured team in the NFL, he avoided missing any games. In fact, other than one game due to Covid, since joining the NFL, Singleton has yet to miss any time because of injury. Re-signing Singleton is a no-brainer and should be one of the team’s top priorities this off-season. He was one of Denver’s most consistent and reliable players in 2022 and has shown no signs of slowing down.

Players like Singleton are precisely what the Broncos need in order to turn the ship around in 2023.