Denver Broncos: 4 trade targets with the Cleveland Browns
Which members of the Cleveland Browns could the Denver Broncos make a trade for?
The Denver Broncos might be a quarterback away from contending into the NFL playoffs. That does not mean that they shouldn’t look at other positions to acquire better players at.
We still have to go through free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft, but we’ll soon be in trade season.
Whether or not the team gets Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson, it would still be nice to upgrade several other positions.
The Cleveland Browns have players that I would personally be interested in acquiring. Let’s start off with the most important position on an NFL roster.
Denver Broncos Trade Target #1: Quarterback Nick Mullens
The Denver Broncos will be looking for either a starting quarterback, a backup quarterback, or both this offseason. Many believe that Aaron Rodgers will end up in the Mile High City, and even if he does, who would back him up?
It could be Drew Lock. It could be someone like Mitch Trubisky. Lastly, it could be Cleveland Browns backup Nick Mullens.
Mullens started out his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers. Just 26-years old, he has a career record of 5-12, all five wins and 11 of his losses coming as a member of the 49ers and one loss with the Browns.
Despite his record, Mullens threw for 4,405 yards in his first 16 career starts in the NFL. That’s second all-time behind just Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Just a couple of years ago, the Broncos reportedly were interested in trading for Mullens, who was with the 49ers at the time. John Elway reportedly inquired about Mullens when the two teams met for joint practices during the preseason of 2019.
While he may not be a flashy name, Mullens might be a reasonable option for the Denver Broncos because he still has time to develop. It would not cost the Broncos a lot to acquire Mullens, so I would say that it’s worth a shot.
Trading for Mullens would obviously be a Plan C type of situation with Rodgers and Russell Wilson being A and B. There are other names to consider who may be better Plan C’s, but the team’s interest several years ago should be noted.
The Broncos do not have Teddy Bridgewater under contract for the 2022 season. They only have Drew Lock and Brett Rypien as of right now.