Denver Broncos: Recapping the 2018 offseason
For the first time since I can remember, the Broncos were more active on the trade market than they were in free agency.
The first trade the Broncos made was obviously with the Los Angeles Rams, trading cornerback Aqib Talib in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
The Broncos wasted no time trading quarterback Trevor Siemian after the signing of Case Keenum, sending the former seventh-round pick and a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Vikings for a 2019 fifth-round pick.
About 10 days into free agency, the Broncos traded a 2018 sixth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for offensive tackle Jared Veldheer. That trade was one of the biggest moves the Broncos made in the 2018 offseason in terms of taking on a new salary.
Five days after the trade for Veldheer, the Broncos pulled off a big trade that had been rumored for what seemed like months, acquiring safety Su’a Cravens from the Washington Redskins.
The Broncos were reportedly very high on Cravens coming out of the 2016 NFL Draft, and when Washington put him on the trade block this offseason, the Broncos worked hard to get a deal done.
They ended up sending the Redskins a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick, two 2018 fifth-round picks, and a 2018 fourth-round pick for Cravens, a 2018 fourth-round pick, and a 2018 fifth-round pick.
The fourth-round pick the Redskins gave the Broncos in 2018 ended up being wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton.
Later in the month of April, the Broncos sent punter Riley Dixon to the New York Giants for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick.