Denver Broncos: Ridiculous Demaryius Thomas trade rumor
The Denver Broncos are not trading Demaryius Thomas, but that doesn’t prevent people from coming up with ridiculous rumors.
The Denver Broncos have made some shocking roster moves in the past. The idea of trading Demaryius Thomas, however, is not shocking but ridiculous.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has completely ignored logic and speculated that John Elway could trade one of his team captains and best offensive weapons.
Not only did Florio suggest something illogical, he did the unthinkable by projecting this trade to go down with the New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots.
Elway’s release of T.J. Ward last preseason stung a little bit for Ward’s contributions to one of the best defenses in NFL history, but a trade of Demaryius Thomas to the New England Patriots would cause me and many other Broncos fans to lose sleep at night.
Elway might even get some protestors outside of team headquarters if that were to ever happen.
The fact that Eric Decker signed in New England is gross enough, but purposely trading the player that will go down as the best receiver in team history there too?
Every player on the roster has a price, but there are certain deals that teams should just not be willing to make.
For instance, the Broncos aren’t going to convince Jon Gruden to trade Khalil Mack to the Mile High City.
There’s no way rival teams or teams in the same division should be making deals involving star players, yet this is exactly what Florio is suggesting.
We can safely put this rumor to bed. The Broncos understand the importance of winning this season, and despite the fact that the have some young players waiting in the wings, there’s no reason to purposely make your depth at a position of strength worse on the doorstep of a new season, especially considering the Broncos have already paid a $4 million bonus to Thomas.
Let it be known that this ridiculous rumor should have been dead before it ever got to print.