Denver Broncos: Bryce Callahan trade rumors heating up?

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

The Denver Broncos have a surplus at CB, and it appears that at least one team has called regarding Bryce Callahan’s availability.

George Paton and the Denver Broncos reloaded a cornerback this offseason, highlighted by signing Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller and adding Patrick Surtain II in the draft.

They already had a stud in Bryce Callahan on the roster, but it appears that Callahan is of interest to some teams, specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With Surtain being able to play inside, and rookie draft pick Kary Vincent Jr impressing, the Broncos could afford to deal Callahan.

Not many of us, in fact, probably none of us want to see the 7th year cornerback leave, but he’ll be a free agent at the end of the year and probably won’t be brought back.  It seems as if a trade is eventually going to happen.

The Pittsburgh Steelers do need secondary help, and Bryce would surely satisfy their need.

I wasn’t able to watch the Broncos last preseason game against the Rams, but George Paton was in the booth with the commentators, and apparently said that teams have called him about the surplus of DBs.

Let’s do some common sense thinking here.  They wouldn’t trade Surtain since the Broncos just drafted him, they wouldn’t trade Darby or Simmons since both were signed to extensions, and Fuller, in my opinion, is a better and more valuable player than Callahan, so it’s not likely he gets moved.

That leaves Bryce Callahan, who has played in just 10 games in two years and has no more guaranteed money left on his contract.

The Broncos would also save around $7 million from trading him away.

I personally would be against trading Callahan away, but football is a business, and if a team offers George Paton and the Broncos a good deal, then trading him would be the smart thing to do.