Denver Broncos: 4 CJ Henderson trade ideas with the Jaguars

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The Denver Broncos are loaded at the cornerback position, but would they pass on a chance to acquire CJ Henderson? Here are some trade ideas.

Heading into the 2021 NFL season, the Denver Broncos have arguably the most enviable secondary in the entire league. After signing Ronald Darby in free agency along with Kyle Fuller, then drafting Pat Surtain II and bringing back both Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson, the Denver Broncos have done plenty of tinkering with that unit over the last six months.

But is the tinkering ever really done?

General manager George Paton should be rather pleased with his current cornerback group. The Broncos are not only deep at that position, but they are extremely talented with guys listed on the second unit — Bryce Callahan and Pat Surtain II — who would be starting on many if not most other teams around the NFL.

Paton stated early in the offseason that the Broncos would be “in” every deal, and obviously, those deals have to make sense for the team. With that being said, there are a number of players that become available around this time of year that you might be able to get for a bargain price.

The Jacksonville Jaguars just so happen to be experts these days in the “fire sale” department. As Richard Adkins already pointed out, there have been some rumblings that the new regime in Duval County is potentially open to trading 2020 first-round cornerback CJ Henderson.

Despite having a pretty solidified top-five group of cornerbacks, why would you not consider this if you are George Paton?

Henderson, like Pat Surtain II, was the 9th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Coming out of Florida, he was considered to have some of the best pure cover skills in his class and he definitely has a freakish size and athleticism profile.

Because of the fact that Kyle Fuller is on a one-year deal and Bryce Callahan is also a free agent after this season, the Denver Broncos should not just be scoffing at opportunities to still upgrade at the cornerback position.

Especially if you can get a first-round pick from last year’s draft, it’s something to consider.

Henderson has CB1 traits and if you can acquire him to potentially put him with Surtain and Darby for the future? That’s a huge win.

The Broncos may prefer to hoard draft assets in the event that they get the chance to trade for a big-time QB at some point, but then again, Henderson could also be an attractive piece in those types of discussions as well.

Let’s take a look through four trade scenarios that would involve Henderson coming to the Denver Broncos.