Why the Denver Broncos should be motivated to trade for Julio Jones
4. The cap space is there
The Denver Broncos have plenty of cap space to work with at the moment.
As a matter of fact, the Broncos have the sixth-most cap space in the NFL right now at over $20.6 million.
That doesn’t mean they need to go out and just blow it. The Denver Broncos have worked hard to keep their cap figure at that particular number for this season and having the future in mind is part of that.
The NFL reduced the salary cap by nearly $18 million in 2021 due to the effects of the pandemic. The Denver Broncos have had to deal with that just like every other team, but the Broncos have been able to be aggressive where a lot of other teams have had to cut some fat.
With the cap expected to increase substantially year-to-year over the next however many years thanks to the new TV deal, future cap space, and carryover is not likely anything the Denver Broncos — or any team, for that matter — will have to worry about.
The Broncos have the available money to make this happen, and as previously alluded to, acquiring Julio Jones could be beneficial not only to the Denver Broncos but to a player like Tim Patrick, who could get a better opportunity in a place like Atlanta where he would be one of the top three options in the passing game.