Which Denver Broncos players could be on the move at the NFL trade deadline in 2018? Demaryius Thomas may have played his last game in Denver.
The Denver Broncos are in focus as the NFL trade deadline approaches on Tuesday afternoon. Ultimately, many deals in the NFL are discussed but it takes quite a bit for things to actually come together and get done.
Which players for the Broncos could actually be on the move this year?
Let’s take another look at what players could go, why they could go, and what teams might be interested.
Why Thomas could be traded
The Broncos’ motivation to trade Thomas is obvious. The first reason is that it will save them roughly $19 million over the next two years, including about $5 million this season.
The second reason is, the Broncos have Courtland Sutton waiting in the wings to become the team’s new number two receiver alongside Emmanuel Sanders, and he’s looked great this year as a rookie.
If the Broncos were winning a lot of games and playing at a high level, Thomas would not be going anywhere. With a 3-5 record and a number of teams calling on Thomas’ availability, however, it will be hard for the Broncos to avoid trading him considering nearly $20 million would come off the books.
Who could trade for him?
The New England Patriots, Houston Texans, and Philadelphia Eagles have all been the teams rumored to be most aggressively pursuing wide receivers leading up to the deadline.
Considering two of those teams represented their respective conference in the Super Bowl last year, this would provide Thomas a chance to get back to a third Super Bowl and win a second.