Denver Broncos: 5 non-Aaron Rodgers trades the team should make

Denver Broncos, 2021 offseason - Akiem Hicks. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos, 2021 offseason - Akiem Hicks. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mack Wilson, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos, 2021 offseason, Mack Wilson. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

5. LB Mack Wilson, Cleveland Browns

The Denver Broncos have a pretty underrated linebacker duo in Josey Jewell and Alexander Johnson. The question at this point is whether or not those guys are a long-term solution for the team or if either guy will even be on the roster beyond this season at all.

If there is an opportunity to buy low on the trade market at the linebacker position, the Broncos should be scouring those options.

The Cleveland Browns have a pretty loaded roster right now, one of the best in the NFL. Defensively, coordinator Joe Woods likes to use multiple safeties and he’s got some weapons in the defensive backfield, to say the least.

The Browns also have a pretty loaded linebacker room right now, at least in terms of potential and guys you could reasonably project to start this season.

Free agent acquisition Anthony Walker comes over from the Indianapolis Colts and will be a starter.

What is to become of 2019 third-round pick Sione Takitaki, 2020 third-round pick Jacob Phillips, 2021 fifth-round pick Tony Fields, and 2021 second-round pick — maybe the most talented player of the entire group — Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah?

That list doesn’t include the subject of this page, Mack Wilson, a former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker who was taken in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Wilson had 39 tackles in 13 games this past season but played 16 as a rookie and started 14 in 2019.

If Wilson is available, he has two years left on his rookie deal and would give the Denver Broncos someone with starting experience in case one of Josey Jewell or Alexander Johnson does go down.

The Broncos dealt with the Cleveland Browns last year, sending them Andy Janovich for a draft pick. Perhaps they could fire up the phone lines again for a deal like this.