Denver Broncos: Players who could be traded before 2021 season

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Denver Broncos, Tim Patrick
Dec 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) is tackled by Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein (54) during the fourth quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports /

3. A wide receiver?

The Denver Broncos currently have 15 wide receivers on the 90-man roster.

Although it’s certainly not a written rule anywhere to limit your number of wide receivers on a 90-man roster, one out of every six guys on the team playing that particular position is a lot.

There are a couple of reasons your general manager and coaching staff might do something like that. For the conspiracy theorists out there, one of the top reasons could be a trade looming on the horizon.

For the time being, it doesn’t require a Denver Broncos bias to say that this team legitimately has the best top four receivers in the entire NFL, assuming every guy is healthy. Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, and KJ Hamler make up a dynamic group that will give defensive coordinators fits all season long…

…if they all stay together.

Although I don’t think the Denver Broncos are chomping at the bit to trade him, it would not be shocking if Tim Patrick was on the trade block depending on how young Tyrie Cleveland and Seth Williams look in training camp and preseason play.

The Broncos could lose Patrick in 2022 free agency for nothing, so getting top value for him would make sense if they can do it. It seems unlikely, but you never know.

Another receiver that could have some trade value around the league is return specialist Diontae Spencer. The Broncos brought in De’Mornay Pierson-El after a promising minicamp tryout, and with so many other receivers on the roster, is Spencer in danger of losing his job?

He’s obviously a very gifted returner, but again if the right value presents itself, the Broncos might at least listen.

There are 15 guys at this position, and the Broncos will almost undoubtedly carry seven on the 53-man roster at the very least. What is going to happen to the other eight guys?