Denver Broncos 4 potential trade targets with the Houston Texans
Denver Broncos Trade Target #1: Davis Mills, QB
In what most considered surprising, Davis Mills had himself a pretty solid rookie campaign.
6-foot-4, 225 pounds Mills threw for 2,664 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while completing 66.8% of his passes. Starting in 11 games, playing in 13, Mills elevated his name in NFL circles by carrying his own weight in an unfortunate circumstance.
Comparing his production to the Denver Broncos starting quarterback last season, Teddy Bridgewater, Mills fell just a tenth below Bridgewater in his completion percentage. Bridgewater also threw just 388 more yards and two more touchdowns than Mills, while having three more starts than Mills.
Seen as someone who was limited coming out of college, Mills did was a game managing quarterback does and had some decent outing. Nothing mind-blowing, but not many mind-boggling moments either.
Trading for a Davis Mills type is not going to put the fan base in awe, but it would provide another cheap body in the quarterback room to battle with Drew Lock and potentially provide a nice backup option if the Denver Broncos find their franchise quarterback.
If the Denver Broncos are unable to land Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers, which seems to grow more and more unlikely by the day, maybe George Paton and Nathaniel Hackett find something in Davis Mills.
Just a few weeks ago, for a short time period, Mills’ name was buzzing around Broncos Country after KOA Insider Benjamin Allbright brought his name to light on his and Ryan Edwards’s podcast, Broncos Country Tonight.
Mills is a smart and accurate quarterback, something that Nathaniel Hackett and George Paton said they both find very valuable when looking at potential quarterback candidates.
Trading for Davis Mills to compete with Drew Lock certainly would not move the needle for Broncos Country, but it also wouldn’t be costly, financially or via draft capital.
Davis Mills is a name to keep an eye on if the Denver Broncos and George Paton strike out on their top options.