Denver Broncos trade options with the Miami Dolphins
Denver Broncos trade possibilities with Miami Dolphins
1. A blockbuster for CB Xavien Howard
The Miami Dolphins got star cornerback Xavien Howard signed to a very team-friendly five-year contract extension in 2019. After picking off 10 passes this past year, Howard wants to re-do the deal and the Dolphins aren’t exactly chomping at the bit to get back to the negotiating table.
The Denver Broncos don’t seem to be a team that would be in the thick of the Xavien Howard trade chatter for obvious reasons. This team is absolutely loaded at cornerback and has just used its primary assets in free agency and the NFL Draft to address that area.
With that said, the Broncos have two of their top four cornerbacks — former Chicago Bears Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan — on the final year of their respective contracts. In Fuller’s case, it’s the only year.
It’s likely the Broncos will opt to simply stick with what they’ve got at the position, but you never know if Paton will ask Grier what he wants for Howard, one of the league’s premier players at his position.
The Broncos could offer one of Fuller or Callahan plus draft picks to the Dolphins and have that position solidified for many years to come as opposed to potentially having to re-visit after this season, depending on what Denver does long-term with Michael Ojemudia.
The Dolphins have Byron Jones, Justin Coleman, and former first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene at corner even without Howard, so having one of the Broncos’ guys for a year plus another high couple of picks in the 2022 NFL Draft would be a solid deal from their perspective.