Broncos should make bold trade for Brandin Cooks after KJ Hamler injury

Denver Broncos wide receiver options - Brandin Cooks. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos wide receiver options - Brandin Cooks. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos WR option – Brandin Cooks. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Broncos should make a bold move for Brandon Cooks

1. Buy your own stock

The Denver Broncos are 3-0.

Let me add on to that, although the fact that they are 3-0 is already extremely significant.

The Denver Broncos are 3-0 and they still have eight home games remaining.

Let’s add on to that again.

The Denver Broncos are 3-0, they still have eight home games remaining, and they have a quarterback who is playing the most efficient football in the NFL right now.

The Denver Broncos have beaten three teams that are a combined 0-9, but they have dominated those three games and shockingly, they have still shown room for improvement.

Why would you trade a valuable asset in the NFL Draft for a player like Brandin Cooks?

First and foremost, you’ve got to buy what you’re selling.

Yes, it’s only been three games, but look at the Carolina Panthers. They just made a bold move to go after CJ Henderson, a player I’ve been clamoring for the Broncos to trade for. They spent a 3rd and tight end Dan Arnold to get last year’s 9th overall pick.

Insane value.

The Chiefs just signed Josh Gordon despite being 0-2.

There is no precedent for this Denver Broncos team being a playoff contender, but you can still buy into yourself as one after these first three games.

If the Broncos were 2-1, 1-2, or 0-3? The discussion would be vastly different.

At 3-0, you can justifiably spend the draft capital to acquire a major difference-maker like this.