I was reading a post by Brian Shrout yesterday on who remembers Tommy Maddox , that is a continuation of his excellent work of This Day In Broncos History . I might add that I enjoy this series very much as I am a little bit of a history buff . Now it being friday and not a lot going on till the game with the Sparklers on sunday I thought it might be fun to look back at the best and worst trades in Bronco history .
# 1 There is no question that the number one trade would be the one with the Colts that brought us John Elway for all he has done and continues to do for this team .
# 2 For me it would have to be the trade of wide receiver Dwight Harrison a second round pick in 1971 to the Buffalo Bills that brought wide receiver Haven Moses to Denver . Harrison was converted to a defensive back after under performing as a wide receiver . all you have to do to see how Haven Moses did is look at the ring of fame at Mile High .
# 3 The trade of Quarterbacks Steave Ramsey to the New York Giants for Craig Morton . Morton would lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl and Ramsey just faded away .
#4 The trade of running back Clinton Portis for cornerback Champ Bailey . Portis was an outstanding running back during his time in Denver and the Broncos are still trying to find another running back that can produce on his level . However shutdown corners are hard to come by and Champ is still getting the job done and Clinton is now out of the league .
These are just a few of the best trades in the history of the Denver Broncos I am sure many of you out there can come up with more . I always try to focus on the positives and try to forget the negatives so I can't think of the bad trades that have been made other than the Jay Cutler trade for Kyle Orton and draft picks . That trade could have been much better if Josh McDaniels wasn't in charge of the draft back then . I am certain that there have been other bad trades and look forward to reading your good and bad trades in the history of the Broncos .