Denver Broncos trade options with the Miami Dolphins
4. Broncos get some TE help in the form of Adam Shaheen or Durham Smythe
If I have said it once this offseason, I have probably said it about a thousand times.
The Denver Broncos need some more help at the tight end position.
Whether that comes via an in-house option like Eric Saubert or undrafted free agent Shaun Beyer remains to be seen. Those guys could seize a TE3 role for the Broncos but with Noah Fant expected to be the obvious TE1 and Albert Okwuegbunam coming off of a season-ending knee injury, depth will be necessary.
The Dolphins as it turns out have some pretty solid depth at the tight end position, depth they added another third-round pick to in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Led by Mike Gesicki, the Dolphins already had a pretty solid trio at tight end with backups Durham Smythe and Adam Shaheen prior to the arrival of Boston College tight end Hunter Long.
One of Shaheen or Smythe, capable of playing a TE2 role if need be and really replacing Nick Vannett as the more traditional “Y” tight end in the Denver Broncos’ offense, would be a nice move for George Paton.
It’s not likely either guy would cost all that much to acquire, and neither player is going to count much against the 2021 salary cap.
This type of move, whether for a draft pick or fellow back-end roster player, would be shrewd from George Paton.