Denver Broncos: Possible trade/cut candidates during training camp
By Noah Smith
Denver Broncos Trade Candidate: Graham Glasgow, OL
Of all the possible candidates in this article, this one is the least likely. However, there is an avenue for the Denver Broncos to move on from Graham Glasgow this offseason.
Glasgow signed a four-year, $44 million deal with the Denver Broncos during the 2020 offseason, and was brought in to help solve the Broncos’ offensive line woes. Glasgow was a solid contributor when healthy but only played in 13 games for the Broncos in 2020.
The Broncos have invested heavily in the interior offensive line in the draft as well, drafting starters Dalton Risner and Lloyd Cushenberry III, as well as depth pieces in Netane Muti and Quinn Meinerz. The surplus of talent means potential impact players like Muti and Meinerz will be swing pieces and depth for the upcoming season.
Could Glasgow be moved in order for the Broncos to see what they have in their younger players? Injuries across the NFL could force teams to make drastic moves, including making a call to the Denver Broncos concerning Glasgow.
A post-June 2nd trade of Graham Glasgow would save the Broncos around $9 Million for the 2021 NFL Season and would allow them to distribute the remaining $9 Million in guaranteed money over the next three years. In short, a post-June 2nd trade would be the most team-friendly option for moving the veteran.
Glasgow has been a reliable presence along the interior offensive line and has played center as well as guard in his time in the NFL. The positional versatility would make his services more desirable to a desperate team looking for an immediate fix along the interior offensive line.
While it’s admittedly unlikely Glasgow plays anywhere other than Denver during the 2021 NFL Season, the possibility is there that a team could persuade the Broncos to move on from Glasgow.