It has happened. Emmanuel Sanders is no longer a member of the Denver Broncos. According to Mike Klis of 9News, Sanders along with a fifth round pick has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a third and fourth round pick.
Caught Emmanuel Sanders as he was leaving the #Broncos facility. #4Broncos @CBSDenver #BroncosCountry pic.twitter.com/JRDtdHH3N3— Michael Spencer (@MichaelCBS4) October 22, 2019
The trade also helps free up an additional $5.97 million in cap space for Denver, according to Ryan O’Halloran of The Denver Post.
It would appear to be fairly good value here. Sanders contract was up anyway at the end of this season and John Elway was able to bring in an extra third and fourth rounder for the 2020 NFL Draft in exchange for Sanders and a fifth rounder.
This gives the Broncos a third pick in round three. They are definitely stockpiling those early picks. Denver now has picks in the first two rounds, three in the third, and two in the fourth. Who knows if they are done yet, but that is a good start for a team that needs to build its roster from the ground up.
So what do you think of this trade?
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