Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter (32) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Tony Carter has had his role reduced due to the arrivals of Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby. In fact, Tony Carter has been inactive for the majority of the season. However, there is a chance he can see himself playing in a bigger role this season, just not with the Denver Broncos.
According to Ian Rapoport, Tony Carter has been drawing interest from other teams as the trade deadline looms near. The trade deadline is on Tuesday and with as well as the Broncos have done on the defensive side of the ball, it would not surprise me at all if the Broncos decide to part ways with Tony Carter.
With how much the secondary has improved with the new additions and the return of Rahim Moore and Chris Harris from injury, it was only a matter of time when some players would out perform the others. Tony Carter was, in fact, a surprise player when the final rosters were announced back before the season began. He could share the same fate that Duke Ihenacho had when he was let go after the preseason. Ihenacho’s fate was probably sealed when Ward signed with the Broncos and the return of Quinton Carter from injury.
Tony Carter has not been one of my favorite players on the roster due to his inconsistency. He has been known to get burned on coverage. And he tends to commit bad penalties at the most inconvenient times. With how secure the Broncos are in the secondary, it would be wise for the team to get some kind of trade value from him. Even if all they get from him is draft picks, it could help the team for the future.
There is no doubt that Tony Carter will be helpful to another team this season. Depth at the position could be the deciding factor on if the Broncos decide to keep or trade away Tony Carter. We will all find out as the trade deadline is a few short hours away.