As the 2022 offseason approaches, the Denver Broncos are set to be active players with a plethora of cap space and draft picks to swing some big trades.
Big-time trades in the NFL are fun, especially during the offseason, where teams are also trying to sign free agents to improve their roster. The Denver Broncos are one of few teams in the NFL with a plethora of cap space and draft picks.
They have a big chance to enact sweeping changes on their roster for the better. While we’ve milked quarterback trades for months now, we’re going to take a look at non-quarterback blockbuster trades that could allow the Broncos to return to their old winning ways.
Denver Broncos Non-QB Blockbuster trades
Broncos receive: Ryan Ramcyzk, Saints receive: 2022 1st round pick, 2022 3rd round pick
The Denver Broncos have a long-term need at right tackle. Bobby Massie filled in nicely in 2021, but he is not someone who can be relied on for the next five seasons.
Enter, Ryan Ramcyzk. Ramcyzk, who was drafted in the same class as Garett Bolles, is just about the league’s top right tackle. He’s also on a nearly $100 million contract, so he’s signed for a while.
The New Orleans Saints need a rebuild after the retirement of Drew Brees last year and the resignation of Sean Payton this year. They are also over the cap, so they’ll have work to do there as well.
Trading some veteran players to free up cap space is one of their options to get back under the cap, and Ramcyzk could be desired by many teams, as the NFL has a quality offensive linemen shortage.
Denver, in acquiring Ramcyzk, would have the best tackle duo in the NFL and would allow just about any quarterback enough time to do their job.