Five offensive tackles the Denver Broncos could trade for

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Joey Bosa /
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The Denver Broncos need to find a solution at the right tackle position. Here are five players they could try and acquire via trade…

The Denver Broncos’ right tackle position is a mess. They need to find a solution, as soon as possible.

John Elway has to be working the phones, contacting his pals around the league to see what can be done about it. There’s no certainty of a trade unless the Broncos are willing to pay up, but that’s something they may have to do at this point.

If the Broncos are planning on even considering using a first, second, or third round draft pick on a tackle next year, they should be willing to trade for a proven veteran with any one of those picks being the price tag.

Let’s take a look at the options, starting with…

Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers

The Broncos and 49ers held joint practices this year during training camp, and John Elway is obviously close with John Lynch.

I mean, Elway gave Lynch one of the Broncos’ top front office members this past offseason, and worked with him on a number of other deals.

It might be time for Lynch to return the favor to Elway, and swing him a fair deal for one of the league’s better offensive tackles in Joe Staley.

Staley would come in, as would all of these candidates, and transition to the right tackle position. The Broncos have been terrible there the past however many seasons, and Staley at least has some experience playing on the right side dating back to his college days and the earlier part of his professional career.

The 49ers would be motivated to make this move to gain even more cap space for next year, to obtain a valuable draft selection, and because the value of their best players will never be higher than it is at this year’s trade deadline.

The Niners were unable to trade Navorro Bowman, who was cut outright. They might even let Staley go on the cheap, depending on how many teams are trying to get him right now.