DeMarcus Ware is back as a Denver Bronco, but this time he won't be the one personally terrorizing opposing quarterbacks.
He'll be teaching his proteges how to do it instead.
The Broncos are hiring the former Pro-Bowl linebacker to work with their pass rushers on a part-time basis this season.
Broncos are hiring former LB DeMarcus Ware as a pass-rush consultant on a part-time basis, per source. Ware will work a few days a week, a few times a month, trying to help improve Denver’s pass rushers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2018
Ware returns to Mile High a little over a year after he retired following an incredible 12-year career that placed him eighth on the all-time sacks list in NFL history.
He spent his first nine seasons harassing quarterbacks in Dallas, where he racked up 117 sacks. He spent his final three seasons in Denver where he teamed up with Von Miller to record another 21.5.
DeMarcus Ware has been working with the #broncos pass rushers this offseason as a guest instructor. Did so with the Cowboys this offseason too. Now he’ll be officially with the Broncos, who have hired him as a pass-rush consultant on a part time basis I’m told.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) June 13, 2018
Despite having talent across the board, Denver's defense underachieved last season as they gave up the 22nd most points in the league.
The Broncos know what they will get out of Miller, so this move is made with the hopes that Ware can help bring first round-pick Bradley Chubb up to speed,as well as get more out of Shane Ray once he's healthy.