Its been 2 weeks since the Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs. Was it disappointing? Of course. Did we have a spectacular season? Don't know about most of you but I sure did have a great time watching this team grow together. Some of us are still bitter about the way we lost but life goes on and this is where I make an attempt at solidifying a position of need. I look to Champ Bailey and think its time to make that initial push to get younger, faster and downright better.
Champ Bailey has been a staple to this Broncos organization since the Washington trade involving Portis and Bailey. I'm convinced his time has come and to neglect a pressing need would be irresponsible. We have some young studs in Chris Harris, Rahim Moore, Quinton Carter (these two are Safeties but I mention them since there are whispers of Bailey making a move to S), and Tony Carter to name a few.
Denver fans. I have a solution. So the NYJ as of now are willing to trade Darrell Revis who's in his final year of his contract and he's also recovering from knee surgery. As of now DJ Williams is the perfect candidate to be shopped around for anything ranging from draft picks down to Revis. Sure Williams will be 30 and entering his 10th year in the league but this works.
1. Revis has in his contract language that prevents any team from applying the franchise tag. This is, as of now, a one year contract. This benefits the Broncos from a bargaining standpoint because Revis walks after the 2013 season. Whether Denver gives him an extension of 2 years or 5, this would be cheaper than waiting for him to hit Free Agency next year.
2. DJ Williams has become expendable thanks due to the magnificent play of Wesely Woodyard and Danny Trevathan. Same college. Same player. Explosive results. DJ on the other hand would be the ideal LB to team up w/David Harris and shore up that defense at an affordable contract (two years remaining but I could be wrong).
Now before I start getting feedback regarding Revis' attitude remember we had endured Tebow. We overcame DJ Williams' suspension while unearthing a gem in Trevathan. Denver had both Cutler AND Marshall and won. You see to me what makes Denver the ideal team for any free agent, or football player for that matter, the place to work is because its a top notch organization. We have top tier, quality coaches. Denver has a management that's committed to winning and fair (ask Tebow - he chose to go to the NYJ).
Here's a link and I hope Elway and team awesome run it through.