Demaryius Thomas trade signals Broncos rebuild

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos appeals to the referee for a touchdown call after making a catch on the edge of the end zone against the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The catch was ruled a touchdown and not challenged. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos appeals to the referee for a touchdown call after making a catch on the edge of the end zone against the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The catch was ruled a touchdown and not challenged. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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The Denver Broncos traded Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans. Could trading the franchise wide out signal what is to come, a Denver Broncos rebuild?

Well Broncos Country, a player who has been with the Broncos since 2010 is no longer a member of the team. Demaryius Thomas was traded to the Houston Texans on Tuesday. It was one of the more active trade deadlines that I have seen in some time.

Denver also swapped seventh round draft picks and got a fourth rounder in return. This marks the second key player for the Broncos that has been traded away this calendar year after Aqib Talib.

The Broncos currently sit at 3-5. While there is still a chance for them to get to the playoffs, history shows that it will take an uphill battle. With that being said, I honestly believe the Denver Broncos are getting ready to rebuild.

And the Broncos trading Demaryius Thomas has all but sparked that rebuild process. Just look at it this way. The team has not had any chemistry. They have only beaten one team with a winning record. (Seattle Seahawks) The offense has shown spark, but still lacks a quarterback that can take them to the next level.

And that is in no way bashing Case Keenum. I like him as a person, but he is showing week in and week out that his season in Minnesota was a fluke. The defense has struggled defending tight ends. The secondary has gone downhill since the team released T.J. Ward and traded Aqib Talib.

Unless something miraculous happens, I think 2018 will be the same as 2017. And I honestly do not see 2019 being any better. The free agency quarterback class is not pretty and there are no big names in the draft that jump out at me.

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I do honestly believe that this team will be rebuilding for a couple years. 2020 might show some promise, but we will have to settle with the frustration until then. And you all know I try to be as positive as I can. But there are times where we must face reality. I have reached that reality state with the Demaryius Thomas trade.

I am hoping that the Broncos make some smart decisions in the foreseeable future. The future does look bright with the rookie class that has made an impact in 2018. I am hoping that the Broncos can build off that and prepare to get them the game experience they need to prepare to contend.

Broncos Country. Prepare for the rebuild. It is coming.