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Should Elway tear it all down?

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Should Elway tear everything down?
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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.

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.

Derek Wolfe

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.

Von Miller

This is a national media click bait story. Maybe in the offseason, maybe.

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Players the Broncos probably want to move

Adam Gotsis

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.

Ron Leary

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.

Final Thoughts

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 do you think Broncos Country?

Poll

Do you want the Broncos to make more trades?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Yes. Everything that isn’t nailed down.
    (312 votes)
  • 32%
    Yes, trade the assets.
    (497 votes)
  • 34%
    No, resign Strap and let’s chase wins in 2020.
    (527 votes)
  • 12%
    No, let’s build something down the stretch.
    (191 votes)
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