Some big news came out of Dove Valley yesterday when the Broncos traded veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney.
Gaffney played in Denver for two seasons after a three year stint with the New England Patriots. During his time here, the ten year veteran out of Florida had 1,607 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Gaffney was traded to the Mike Shanahan’s Washington Redskins for defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. The 6’3”, 286 lb. end is entering his third season, but has played in just 15 games. He has 11 career tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 1 pass deflection. It’s expected that Jarmon will fit into the 4-3 better than Shanahan’s 3-4.
The reason for the trade was to get rid of Gaffney’s $2.4 million salary. The team already has Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal, and two very promising second-year receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.
Regardless, Brandon Lloyd told the Denver Post that he was surprised by the move.
“I was surprised, definitely sad,” said Denver wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, a close friend of Gaffney’s and a former Redskin. “But at the same time, this is a new opportunity for him. They need a consistent every-down pass catcher. That’s one thing they haven’t had and Jabar will be that.” – Lloyd to Lindsay H. Jones (Denver Post)
Chime in, fans. What do you think of the trade?