The Denver Broncos won’t have KJ Hamler for the remainder of the 2021 NFL season. They should make a bold trade for Brandin Cooks before it’s too late.
The Denver Broncos need to make a move at wide receiver following KJ Hamler’s season-ending knee injury, there is no doubt about it. The team has already lost Jerry Jeudy to a substantial ankle injury that is expected to keep him out for 6-8 weeks. That timeline was as of two weeks ago, so we’re officially in the 4-6 week range for Jeudy, for what it’s worth.
The depth chart at wide receiver, once considered arguably the deepest on the team, has now been effectively depleted.
The Broncos are officially one injury away from being in disaster mode at wide receiver, which is why I think general manager George Paton needs to now shoot his shot.
Make a bold trade for Brandin Cooks of the Houston Texans.
Denver Broncos need to make a bold move for Brandin Cooks
Why do we bring up Brandin Cooks here, specifically?
Well, Josh Gordon is officially off the table and he is now a hated nemesis, signing on to the Kansas City Chiefs‘ practice squad.
As strong of a case as you could make for the Denver Broncos signing Josh Gordon, the reality is he is a dart throw.
A worthwhile one, I would say, but definitely a dart throw and a risk.
Gordon is off the table for Denver. There are plenty of other receivers out there to consider, but if the Houston Texans are still having their fire sale and truly everything must go, the Denver Broncos should be calling on Brandin Cooks.
As in, right away.
Here are a handful of reasons I think they should make the move sooner rather than later.