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What will John Elway do with that Ryan Clady money?

Will Elway step up the pressure to trade for Colin Kaepernick with this new-found cap space or will he shift gears to lock up the reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller to a long-term contract?

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John Elway and the Denver Broncos finally found a trade partner in the New York Jets for Ryan Clady. The move netted an extra $8.9 million or so in cap space, so it begs the question what will the Broncos do with that extra money?

The immediate homer reaction is "Elway's going to move on Colin Kaepernick". That offer is unchanged and appears to going to stay that way, which means that the Kaepernick trade could very well be dead at this point. Things could change, but you can forget about this extra money going Kaepernick's way.

That means the cap space is already allocated towards Von Miller's new deal and whoever the Broncos end up drafting later this month. According to Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of The Afternoon Drive, that might also open up a few million to bring on a savvy veteran/journeyman quarterback like Josh McCown.

As much as it pains to admit it, bringing in a guy like McCown would be the safest bridge between the here and now and whoever the Broncos end up picking up in this years draft. It has to be this year, because I just don't see how the Broncos can afford to wait while they have a championship caliber defense still together.

Bonus Listen

Eric and Les debate the pitfalls of evaluating college quarterbacks on stats alone.