Denver Broncos: 5 moves the team should still make

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Denver Broncos 2021 offseason: Jordan Hicks. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports /

5. Trade for Jordan Hicks, LB (Cardinals)

I know this is the third linebacker on this list, but in all honesty, the Denver Broncos don’t really have any other glaring needs.

Jordan Hicks’ tenure in Arizona appeared to get foggier when the team took Zaven Collins in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

That gives them a linebacker duo of Collins and Isaiah Simmons, and the 29-year-old Hicks looks to be the odd man out.

A native of Colorado Springs, Hicks spent the first part of his career with the Eagles, before signing a $36 million contract with the Cardinals.

Rarely do free agents ever finish their entire contract with a team, and it looks like Hicks will be more of the same.

Hicks has played and started in all 32 games of his Cardinals career, and notched a career-high 150 total tackles in the 2019 season.

Hicks is as solid as they come for a linebacker and is under contract for another two seasons.

The Denver Broncos should at least call on his availability, even if they just trade for his services for a year while Baron Browning and Justin Strnad get fully comfortable on the professional level.

We also can’t forget how helpful it would be for the two young guys to watch yet another good, veteran linebacker play the game.

All in all, the Denver Broncos will still field a deadly roster when they take the field to begin the 2021 season.  They don’t need to make any more moves, but trying to get better is always a good option,