Would the Broncos Have Interest in a Josh Gordon Trade?


Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL and probably the best trio of wide receivers in the NFL right now. Not only that, but they have added another element to the offense this year with Julius Thomas emerging as one of the league’s top receiving tight ends.

I’m not saying the Broncos are in need of any more talent at the wide receiver position, because clearly that is a position where they are presently very set, but what about for the future?

Eric Decker is a free agent after this season, and the Broncos have a big decision of whether or not to keep him around at what his likely asking price will be. My personal opinion is that they should find a way to make it work because he has such good chemistry with the other players on the team, but things happen in the league, it’s a business, and you just never know.

Outside of that, Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas are both free agents in 2015. Welker likely won’t command a lot of money, but the Broncos sure as heck aren’t going to let Demaryius Thomas go anywhere anytime soon.

Basically, my proposition is this: If the Browns are looking to dump Josh Gordon–and some reports indicate they might just be–the Broncos could do a lot worse than digging a little deeper into that situation. Gordon is one of the premiere up-and-coming receivers in the NFL, and has a very team-friendly contract that runs through the 2015 season, making him a free agent in 2016.

The Broncos could avoid paying a big contract to Eric Decker and add Gordon to the team this season as well, which would be downright silly, and they could be in great shape financially.

It’s a pipe dream, but it’s at worst worth the thought.