The Denver Broncos are about to run into a real interesting situation with DeMarcus Ware.
His contract is up in 2017 and he will only be 34. For a veteran pass rusher 34 is not that old, especially if he leaves the Broncos to join an emerging contender. This will be Ware's second Super Bowl appearance with the Broncos and it is quite possible if they lose this one he will seek greener pastures to finish out his career.
A return to Dallas at the end of his career would seem to make sense. Currently Ware will cost the Broncos $11,666,668 against the cap and this is a pivotal year for them in terms of resigning players and choosing what direction they go down in terms of who will be their starting quarterback.
This is most likely Peyton Manning's last season in the NFL and Brock Osweiler has shown some promise but he has not looked like the guy who will lead this franchise to a deep playoff run. The Broncos should have around $13 million in cap space which is not nearly enough to sign all of their important free agents.
Even if the Broncos let most of their free agents go it still would not really change their cap situation plus they would likely lose key role players such as Danny Trevathan, Malik Jackson, or Brandon Marshall. Releasing Ware or even restructuring his contract would not only allow the Broncos to help build their future but would also help them secure their present.