Trading for Joe Flacco
The Broncos made a pretty shocking move when they traded a fourth-round pick for Joe Flacco. I can’t say I loved the move at the time it was made, but it has grown on me quite a bit.
I’m not ready to put it in the top seven moves they made this entire offseason, but this is a darkhorse candidate to go from the move perceived to be the worst move they made all offseason to potentially the very best one.
Signing Ja’Wuan James
I love the signing of Ja’Wuan James. Again, please note that all of the moves I’ve included in here should be considered ‘good’ for the most part.
The Broncos plugged a huge hole at right tackle by signing James to one of the richest contracts ever for a right tackle.
For that reason, I didn’t include it among the top seven moves, but if James can turn out to be a key piece of the line for years to come, we may look at this as one of Elway’s best early free agency pickups.
Trading Case Keenum
The Broncos traded Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins for late-round draft capital in 2020 and some cap relief in 2019.
The fact that they got so much cap relief for trading Keenum nearly vaulted this move into the top seven for me.
Hiring Rich Scangarello
The Broncos got themselves an innovative offensive coordinator, or at least we hope so.
Rich Scangarello comes over from the Kyle Shanahan coaching tree as his QBs coach of two seasons, and he’s been primed for this role in the NFL for quite some time.
I can’t wait to see his offense in action.