Denver Broncos: Aaron Rodgers and other post-draft moves to make
Trades & Cuts:
Trading for Teddy Bridgewater solidified the Denver Broncos’ decision to move on from 2020 free agent pickup Jeff Driskel at the quarterback position.
There are a couple of current Denver Broncos that could be moved in the time leading up to the 2021 NFL Season, and those players are DaeSean Hamilton and Royce Freeman. Neither of these two is going to bring in outstanding capital, but nevertheless, it is potential capital.
First off, a player like Hamilton could possibly warrant a back-end 6th round pick, maybe a 7th. The former fourth-round pick has not been outstanding, but at times he has shown flashes of ability with current Broncos quarterback Drew Lock.
He seems to be one of the players that feeds off of a rhythm, which causes him to disappear at times when he would experience a costly drop. Penn State’s all-time leading receiver could be shipped to a team like the Miami Dolphins, who could use a possession receiver to balance the deep threats in Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle.
As well as trading Hamilton, I would look to move Royce Freeman. The Cleveland Browns come to mind here. Cleveland has one of the best backfield duos in the NFL, if not the best in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. With Chubb’s physical rushing attack, it would be wise to add another back of his style.
Royce Freeman isn’t going to blow the doors off of a barn, but when pressed into playing time he has been solid in rushing, pass-protection, and actually catching the ball out of the backfield also. Freeman can do everything, and do it well, just not great.
If the Denver Broncos could add a 6th and 7th round draft pick to the 2022 NFL Draft, it would give them a slight improvement in draft capital. They may be shipping multiple picks in a blockbuster deal for a certain quarterback.
Having these long-shot dart throws from trading Freeman and Hamilton would help bring in-depth if nothing else.