Broncos Acquire Vernon Davis in Trade with 49ers


Oct 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) during the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, the Denver Broncos have once again showed us that they really enjoy keeping the tight end position fresh.

According to multiple reports, the Denver Broncos have acquired San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis in a trade. The deal includes a sixth round draft pick. For Davis, the Broncos gave the 49ers their sixth and seventh round pick in 2016 as well as their sixth round pick in 2017.

This could be a huge move for the Broncos as they have been searching for that receiving tight end that could duplicate the numbers that Julius Thomas brought to the team in his final two years. However, it is interesting because Davis is in the final year of his five year extension that the 49ers gave him during the 2010 season.

During his career with the 49ers, Davis has recorded 423 receptions for 5,446 yards and 55 touchdowns. His best year in his career came during the 2009 season when he recorded nearly 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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I am for one shocked, but really excited about the move. It will be interesting to see how this will impact Owen Daniels and Virgil Green. Both players had perhaps their best games of the season on Sunday night against the Packers.

Another reason could give the Broncos a shot at running a three tight end set, which could really help out the running game. Not only that, but Davis provides another option in the passing game for Peyton Manning.

This is clearly not just a win now mentality for John Elway and Company, but a win for years to come. I believe this trade provides all those points and gives the Broncos quite a solid piece to a potential championship team. Keep an eye on Predominantly Orange for more news as the trade deadline nears. Go Broncos!