clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Broncos sitting on second most salary cap space in NFL right now

The Denver Broncos are still in prime position with plenty of salary cap space to make some additional moves or, dare I say, blockbuster trades before Week 1.

2021 NFL Draft Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos were quite busy over the last week. The obvious event was the 2021 NFL Draft, but the team also acquired quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in a trade and made a few free agent signings on Monday as the team looked to fill out the roster. There was also the drama unfolding in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers that had Denver mentioned heavily as a potential trade destination.

While that never materialized, who knows where things might head between Rodgers and the Pack. However, if something did happen it is good to know the Broncos are well oriented to take on Rodgers and his rather large salary cap hit.

Currently, the Broncos according to Over The Cap are sitting on $25 million in cap space. This number will go down as their draft picks begin to get signed, but that will only knock the number down a few million.

I like the flexibility, but even if that type of insane trade never happens the Broncos also have the cap room they need to begin working on a long-term deal with Courtland Sutton who is now in the final year of his deal. I hope that gets done long before the season even starts.

Horse Tracks

Inside the first Denver Broncos draft run by GM George Paton
After a decade at the helm of the Broncos, John Elway passed the torch to George Paton — and the new GM’s first NFL draft certainly didn’t lack for excitement.

How the Dolphins thwarted Broncos’ big plans for 2021 first round
It appears as though we may have something of an NFL Draft rivalry brewing between young AFC upstarts.

Michael Porter Jr. has become for Nuggets what people thought Drew Lock would be for Broncos. But isn’t.
Michael Porter Jr., like Drew Lock, talks a good game. Unlike Drew Lock, he’s backing it up for the Denver Nuggets.

Broncos’ Super Bowl LVI odds improve significantly after NFL draft weekend
The Broncos are getting some love from oddsmakers after the NFL draft weekend.

Aaron Rodgers' text to Mark Schlereth after Broncos trade report
The disgruntled Packers quarterback texted Mark Schlereth after the Fox Sports analyst reported Thursday night that the Broncos were near a trade to acquire Rodgers.

What Will It Take For The Broncos To Trade For Aaron Rodgers?
The Denver Broncos are one of the teams linked to a possible trade for Aaron Rodgers, but what would the Broncos have to give up to acquire the Green Bay Packers quarterback?