The Denver Broncos parted ways with Ty Sambrailo (finally).
The offensive lineman selected in the 2015 NFL Draft was more than likely going to get cut come Saturday. So the fact John Elway was able to get a 2018 fifth-round pick from the Atlanta Falcons is a win.
The second-round pick from Colorado State could never stay healthy, and when he was on the field he got ridden like a mule — see Vic Beasley. On a side note, one has to wonder what Falcons practice will be like now. Matt Ryan should be thankful he can’t be touched.
As you can imagine, fans and media took to Twitter to rejoice in the news. Well, most of them anyway. Some had some nice words for Sambrailo.
Sambrailo highlights from last season pic.twitter.com/Bl4rX9ljkg— matt martin (@MEMartin79) September 1, 2017
Legend has it Von recorded 9.5 sacks against him during one practice.— Eric Robinson (@_Eric_Robinson) September 1, 2017
How in all that is holy do you get a 5th round pick for Ty Sambrailo. Robbery. https://t.co/2Fbqdj1lTf— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) September 1, 2017
Ty Sambrailo is the 3rd o-linemen taken in the Top 60 picks of the 2015 draft traded for peanuts this week. Again, the NFL has an OL crisis. https://t.co/tZWcXpVVjN— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 1, 2017
My dad on news of the Ty Sambrailo trade with Falcons: Maybe we should have sent him somewhere in the division so we could play against him.— Jess Place (@Jezru) September 1, 2017
Broncos giving up on ’15 second round pick Ty Sambrailo. Elway has put a ton of resources in OL without results— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) September 1, 2017
How happy is Ty Sambrailo that he now only has to try to block Vic Beasley when it doesn't matter?— Anthony Miller (@AnthonyOMiller) September 1, 2017
My buddy @Wisco_bound on the trade of Ty Sambrailo to the Falcons: Maybe they needed turnstiles for the new stadium?— Jess Place (@Jezru) September 1, 2017
If Ty Sambrailo nets a fifth, TJ should be worth like four firsts...— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) September 1, 2017