If the Broncos get Kirk Cousins, Ryan Grant makes a lot of sense


If the Denver Broncos sign Kirk Cousins in free agency, adding one of his former Redskins teammates in WR Ryan Grant makes a lot of sense in free agency…

If the Denver Broncos are able to land Kirk Cousins in free agency, they will have to get creative in rounding out the roster.

One player that is really underrated and could have a huge impact at his next destination is one of Cousins’ pals from the Washington Redskins.

That is none other than wide receiver Ryan Grant, who is coming off of a career-best season where he caught 45 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns, proving himself to be one of Cousins’ most trusted  targets.

Why would the Broncos look to bring Grant in?

Well, there are a number of reasons.

First and foremost, the Broncos could be looking to unload a receiver or two this offseason, most notably Emmanuel Sanders or Demaryius Thomas.

Or, scary as it may sound, both.

Getting rid of both Sanders and Thomas would obviously leave the Broncos with a gaping hole at receiver, so I don’t foresee that happening, but anything is possible in this crazy league.

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If the Broncos even let one guy go, there will be an opening for their number two receiver position.

Carlos Henderson is expected to be inserted into the primary slot receiver role, and if the Broncos are unable to re-sign Cody Latimer at a reasonable price, a player like Grant who has chemistry with Cousins could come at a really reasonable price, and give the Broncos a solid veteran option for a couple of years.

The Broncos wouldn’t be able to invest a ton of cash into the receiver position for obvious reasons, and I don’t foresee Grant breaking the bank. After the year he had, you could probably get him for around $3 million per season, maybe a little more.

That’s an investment I’d be willing to make given his chemistry with Cousins.

Again, all of this is dependent on whether or not the Broncos sign Cousins, but this is a very plausible free agent target if they do.