Denver Broncos 3 trade targets with the San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos trade target no. 2: Mike McGlinchey, OT
The Denver Broncos have a longstanding hole at the right tackle position.
Some have filled it better than others, and the most recent candidate — Bobby Massie — has probably been the best guy the Broncos have had there since Orlando Franklin was the main starter.
Massie is a free agent and while I’m sure the Broncos could bring him back at a reasonable price, is he a scheme fit for the new wide-zone offense? Does new offensive line coach Butch Barry have “his guys” he wants to bring in?
Barry was in San Francisco this past season as an assistant offensive line coach so that connection may bear monitoring in any offensive line moves the Denver Broncos make.
Of course, there are other players with connections including free agent Tom Compton, who did an admirable job for McGlinchey when he went down with an injury, but the 49ers may be motivated to move on from McGlinchey’s $10.88 million cap number if they can, and just re-sign Compton or bring in someone else.
McGlinchey hasn’t lived up to the expectations that come along with being a top 10 pick in the NFL Draft, but he’s been a solid player. The former Notre Dame star is just 27 and on the fifth year of his rookie contract.
The Broncos have lacked stability at the right tackle spot and McGlinchey is someone who could potentially provide that.
If the 49ers are shopping him, hopefully George Paton will be “in” on that deal if only to check on the asking price.