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Free agency thoughts and what the Broncos should do at WR

Should the Broncos trade Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, or Courtland Sutton?

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The Denver Broncos have been active in free agency in was that may not look splashy on the surface, but look to me like the kind of moves a rebuilding team needs to make in order to start righting the ship.

We’ve signed guard Ben Powers, right tackle Mike McGlinchey, backup QB Jarret Stidham, tight end Chris Manhertz, ILB Alex Singleton, defensive lineman Zach Allen, running back Samaje Perine, and fullback Michael Burton.

I can easily see every one of these moves upgrading our roster. We are losing some lackluster players in Dalton Risner, Andrew Beck, Ronald Darby, Graham Glasgow, Calvin Anderson, and Brett Rypien and you can see an upgrade for each one in the moves that were made.

But I don’t think the Broncos should be done. I think the last big move that should be made if it can is to find a trade partner that can take Courtland Sutton off our hands. Don’t get me wrong at all: Courtland has talent. The equation is more about his impact on our cap compared to what we can do with him. Any team looking for juice in their wide receiver room that will trade a 3rd round pick for him should get the Broncos attention. And while I honestly think he’s worth a 2nd, I don’t think most GMs will look at Sutton’s recent history and think he’s worth that.

I will for the record say that outside of someone offering us a 1st round pick for Jerry Jeudy, I don’t think you consider trades for him. He’s too talented and you can do too much with him now that we have an offensive mind like Sean Payton behind the playbook.

And finally, Tim Patrick isn’t a guy I look at trading. His contract isn’t as expensive or restrictive.

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