With hours to go before the NFL trade deadline, the Broncos have a few assets to consider. At 2-6 the playoffs are a pipe dream, and while there’s certainly reason to believe Fangio’s doing a better job than the win column suggests, it could make sense to collect as many pieces as possible.
According to @fboutsiders Playoff Odds Report, the #Broncos have a 2.2% chance to make the postseason.— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 28, 2019
They have a 26.6% chance at a top 5 pick this spring, but only a .3% chance to land at the top of the #NFLDraft
Broncos with some reported interest around the league.
Chris Harris Jr.
The future Ring of Famer is the Broncos’ best trade chip that doesn’t blow a $20 million hole in next year’s cap. Harris is a 30-year old corner on an expiring contract in a league where defending the pass is the key to winning football games. The Philadelphia Eagles have been linked to Harris for weeks now, but haven’t met Elway’s asking price just yet.
What would it take for you to trade Chris Harris Jr #Broncos Country?— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 29, 2019
Everything I’ve seen, heard, and discussed suggests the Broncos are leaning towards resigning Wolfe this offseason, so it would hardly make sense to deal him now. The right offer may change things, but I currently expect him to stay in orange and blue.
To my knowledge Wolfe was never being moved. Not sure where that started.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) October 28, 2019
Harris depends on other teams' offers.
This is a national media click bait story. Maybe in the offseason, maybe.
I've covered at length why trading Von would be stupid, but you do you. https://t.co/xnsPMnZzJa— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 29, 2019
Players the Broncos probably want to move
Benched for Shelby Harris when Mike Purcell took over as a nose tackle, the Broncos 2016 2nd round pick has seen his value plummet in a contract year. Elway would surely like to recoup something for him, but it’s hard to imagine he’ll net much (or anything) in return.
Prior to Ja’Wuan James reinjuring his left knee, I’d heard the Broncos would deal him for just about anything. With Elijah Wilkinson back at right tackle that may have changed that, of course. Regardless, I don’t think Leary sticks around as soon as it makes sense for Elway to move on, but he’s probably playing out the year in Denver.
With the way the Denver defense has looked since the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, it’s certainly possible the Broncos are done moving pieces. Elway has mentioned before how the Broncos don’t feel that far off and I’d argue he’s right.
That may not please the national media, or fans who want to tear everything down like the Miami Dolphins. It probably makes a lot of sense if you consider that the Broncos are already in the middle of a massive rebuild, have a very young roster, and could be as little as a quarterback away from playoff contention in 2020.
Maybe Drew Lock steps in and this 2019 season can end on a high note?
What would be a clear rebuild?— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 28, 2019
- New HC? ☑️
- Trading veterans for picks? ☑️
- Young roster? ☑️
- QB controversy brewing over a rookie pick? ☑️ https://t.co/w11tpVIfpH
What do you think Broncos Country?
Do you want the Broncos to make more trades?
This poll is closed
Yes. Everything that isn’t nailed down.
Yes, trade the assets.
No, resign Strap and let’s chase wins in 2020.
No, let’s build something down the stretch.