Denver Broncos: Is Bryce Callahan on his way out?

Denver Broncos, Bryce Callahan (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos, Bryce Callahan (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

As the Denver Broncos continue the process of trimming down to a 53-man roster, could Bryce Callahan be one of the casualties?

As we typically do, the Predominantly Orange gang engages in debate all the time in our Slack channels.  One of the more recent ones was what would eventually happen with cornerback Bryce Callahan.

I’ve seen a few people mention that Callahan may be a surprise cut or trade candidate, and part of me doesn’t get it.

Callahan was one of the best corners in football last year and is on a very solid contract for the team.

Even though the Broncos added three quality cornerbacks in free agency and the draft, that shouldn’t mean Callahan’s departure, right?

I become more curious on this issue, so I send a direct message to a Broncos source who is in the know; I asked them if he could be cut, and the response I got back was, “Maybe. Try to trade first.”

Now, sources are wrong sometimes, but usually, they have a pretty solid pulse on what’s happening with the team.

There are arguments for and against moving on from Callahan.

As for the arguments against it, Callahan was one of the best corners in all of football last year, and he proved he could effectively line up on the outside, even though he’s been a slot guy most of his career.

He’s also on a steal of a contract and doesn’t have any more guaranteed money for the team.  Financially, Callahan isn’t taking up much space at all, and in a division with three prolific passing offenses, the secondary can use all the help it can get.

As for the arguments in favor of cutting Bryce, the Broncos could save $7 million by cutting him, and with the team set to have increased cap hits from Justin Simmons and Garett Bolles, and needing to extend Courtland Sutton and Bradley Chubb, every dollar counts.

It’s also worth mentioning that Kary Vincent, Jr has played rather well during the preseason, so perhaps the team wants to see what the rookie can do.

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Even if the team moves on from Callahan, they’d still have the strongest secondary in the league, but I firmly believe he should remain on the team at least through the end of his contract.