Exercising Roby's option was a commitment to defense for the Broncos, as him and fellow cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris are huge reasons why the Denver ranked first in the NFL with 185.8 passing yards allowed per game last season. Expect Roby to have another strong season in 2017-18, given that he can stay healthy.
Roby recorded three tackles, two passes defended, and a pick-six in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Roby stepped in front of a shallow cross in the third quarter and returned it 51 yards to put the Broncos up by two scores. Much is made of the Broncos' top two corners - Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr., but Roby has more than held his own this season. He leads the team with 102 interception return yards.
Roby recorded seven tackles, two passes defensed and a pick-six in Sunday's win over San Diego.
With Aqib Talib nursing a sore back, Roby was pushed into a starting role. He more than held up. Roby's receiver was targeted nine times on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus, and the 2014 first-rounder allowed just two catches for 34 yards. The highlight was a 49-yard pick-six in the second quarter off of a pass Roby tipped to himself. The score lit a spark for a Denver team that was struggling to move the ball on offense.
|P1||8/10/17||@ CHI||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/19/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/17||@ IND||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|