Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson was expected to receive heavy interest on the free agent market. The Broncos are actively trying to keep him while other teams are trying to sign him away. Those teams are the Jaguars, Raiders, and Bears according to Channel 9 in Denver.
It's a good indication of Jackson's value that his former head coach (Bears head coach John Fox), former defensive coordinator (Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio), and the team with the most money to spend in free agency (Jaguars with $88 million) are all showing such interest. The Raiders also have the second most cap space just behind the Jaguars.
It was initially an impossibility the Broncos could contend to keep Jackson after placing the Franchise Tag on Von Miller. But they have an influx of money with which to work to try and keep Jackson due to the retirement of Peyton Manning, which saves them some $19 million against the salary cap.
The Broncos were also hoping to hold onto quarterback Brock Osweiler along with linebacker Danny Trevathan. Jackson could be the most expensive of the three. He is just 26 years of age and is was a key part of the Broncos Super Bowl win, with five tackles and a defensive touchdown.