Denver Broncos: 3 outrageous trade ideas for the team

Denver Broncos preseason - Ryan Ramczyk. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
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Ryan Ramczyk, Denver Broncos
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Let’s get weird.  We’ve seen outrageous trades in the NFL, and with new GM George Paton, could the Denver Broncos pull one off?

The Denver Broncos don’t have many holes they need to fill, which is awesome, but they can get better at certain positions.

One of the only ways to get better, at this point in the offseason, is to execute a trade.  General Manager George Paton clearly wasn’t afraid to get some deals done this offseason, so there’s no reason to believe he can’t pull a significant trade off.

With that said, I’d like to create some outrageous trade scenarios for the team.  This article is mostly fun, but will also be practical as well.  I’m not going to advocate for the team to trade for a star wide receiver or shutdown corner, but rather take a more logical approach with a touch of fun.

Let’s get started!

Denver Broncos outrageous trade ideas

1. Ryan Ramczyk, RT, New Orleans Saints

Seeing as the team cannot lock down their right tackle position, why not trade for the best right tackle in the league?  Ryan Ramczyk recently signed a massive 5-year extension worth $96 million, and he earned every penny.

The Saints are also at a weird place right now. With Drew Brees’ retirement and a sketchy cap situation, the Saints had to let go of quite a few solid players.  They were able to retain some, but their team isn’t nearly as talented as it was the last four years.

Couple that with the uncertainty at the quarterback position, and the Saints find themselves in one of the weirdest positions in the NFL.

If the Saints do decide to undergo a full rebuild, they’ll do what most teams do–trade away players to acquire draft assets.  While trading Ryan Ramczyk away is unlikely, it could be possible financially.

The Broncos would greatly benefit from his services.  They’d be able to flaunt the best tackle duo in the league and give whoever the team’s quarterback is great protection.

George Paton pulling this trade off would also help solve one of the team’s biggest issues and something that John Elway could not solve.

As for compensation, the team would have to part with at least one first-round pick, and a young player.

Perhaps the Denver Broncos could offer their 2022 first-round pick and cornerback Patrick Surtain II.  I’m not sure if that would be worth it, but I personally think that compensation package is fair for both sides.