Denver Broncos: 7 trade ideas for 2018 trade deadline
In this case, the Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs and go all in on this season by acquiring the talents of Patrick Peterson.
The former may happen, but the latter is highly unlikely to happen. The more Peterson’s name gets brought up, the more unlikely it sounds the Cardinals are going to be willing to move him.
Peterson is 28, a superstar, and has three years left on his contract. The Cardinals could still use him as a building block for their future if they don’t get a great trade offer for him, so the Broncos — or any other team, for that matter — would have to make them an offer they couldn’t refuse.
Bradley Roby would be a rental in this case, but someone they could potentially look to re-sign after the season for a cheaper price than Peterson and also they would get two second-round picks.
What’s the logic behind this for Denver, a team that appears on the cusp of a rebuild?
Well, by acquiring Peterson you give your defense a push forward. We know John Elway is always in win-now mode and even if he’s looking at this roster as one he wants to blow up, the Broncos now have young players waiting in the wings behind some of these veterans whose prices are increasing while production is decreasing.
Peterson is a superstar who can keep your team competitive (along with Chris Harris Jr. and the rest of the secondary pieces the Broncos have) and if you can get him without giving up any first round picks, why not make this trade? Is there a chance the Broncos would spend a 2nd round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on the cornerback position? I would say so, and I would also rather have Patrick Peterson than whoever that player is.