Denver Broncos should trade for Kamalei Correa to upgrade pass rush
The Denver Broncos should consider a trade for Kamalei Correa.
The Denver Broncos have been in the market for some pass rush help since Von Miller went down with a potentially season-ending ankle injury in the first week of regular-season practices.
The Broncos made exploratory calls to Clay Matthews and Cameron Wake, but nothing materialized and they wound up going the much cheapter route.
The Broncos brought in former Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo to be a backup and special teams player, and they also decided to bank on their in-house depth with Malik Reed, Jeremiah Attaochu, and rookie Derrek Tuszka to help out.
Unfortunately, the edge rushers that the Broncos have in-house are not cutting it right now.
Chickillo has zero QB pressures since coming aboard. Jeremiah Attaochu has six pressures on the quarterback this season, five of which came in the first week of the season against the Titans.
Malik Reed has been credited for three quarterback pressures this season with no sacks and no quarterback hits.
Again, the pass rush is just not cutting it.
The Tennessee Titans might have a pass rusher on the trade block who would be worth the Broncos’ time.
Correa’s very modest salary ($1 million base salary in 2020, four games of which have already been accounted for) and productivity specifically against Denver could entice the Broncos to make a move for him.
In week one against Denver, Correa had two pressures and two QB hits. The Titans have only played him on 39 defensive snaps this season, for whatever reason, and now he could be available.
If Correa is released, he could end up in Denver all the same. Since he’s a veteran player, he’s not subject to waivers like many other young players are.
Last season for the Titans, Correa had 11 pressures, five sacks, and six tackles for loss. He also added two sacks and two tackles for loss in the Titans’ playoff run.
For the price and what Correa has put on tape over the last year or so, this would be an acquisition very much worth the Denver Broncos’ time.
With no Von Miller and very little pass rush to speak of outside of Bradley Chubb and the defensive line, Correa could be a valuable in-season pickup for the Broncos.