Denver Broncos: Top 10 things that have defined 2020
9. Big Veteran Trades
For varying reasons, the Denver Broncos decided to go out and make some of their biggest acquisitions in the 2020 offseason through trades.
Armed with a ton of picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Broncos sent a fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for veteran cornerback AJ Bouye and a seventh-round pick to the Tennessee Titans for defensive lineman Jurrell Casey.
These two moves had Broncos Country absolutely thrilled based on the players’ pedigree, but there was obviously some inherent risk in acquiring both players.
For Bouye, it has been recent injury history. For Casey, it was age.
Bouye played just seven games for the Broncos, limited by injuries before he was given a six-game PED suspension that will linger into 2021.
Casey played just three games before a biceps injury ended his 2020 campaign that barely got started in the first place.
It ended up being Casey’s first NFL ‘season’ without a sack and his first one with fewer than five sacks since 2012.
Now, the jury is out as to whether either of these players will be back with the Broncos in 2021 even though both are still under contract.