Denver Broncos 3 post-Russell Wilson trades the team should make

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Denver Broncos offseason: Mike McGlinchey #69 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts before the kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Now that the Denver Broncos have their quarterback, what are some trades the team should make to fill out the rest of their roster?

The Denver Broncos have their quarterback.  He isn’t just a quarterback, but rather a first ballot, Hall of Fame, Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

It’s a great time to be a Denver Broncos fan.

Now that the quarterback situation is settled, we content creators can stop talking about it, for the most part.

What we can now talk about is the team’s strategy as they head into free agency.  Denver will be in the market for certain positions in free agency, but they should also explore the potential of more trades.

Denver is now going all-in after this trade.  They may not spend a ton of money in free agency, but trading for Russell Wilson indicates to me, anyway, that they are expecting to make, at the very least, a deep playoff run in 2022.

Denver would be wise to explore the trade market again to see who could potentially become available.

There are a few players who would make sense for the Denver Broncos to call about now that Wilson is in place.

Some of these trades might not make the top storyline of every news outlet, but they could be very smart and efficient trades for the team to consider.

Denver Broncos: Three post-Wilson trades

1. Mike McGlinchey, RT

Mike McGlinchey was once the 9th overall draft pick in 2018.  He’s been up and down for the San Francisco 49ers early in his career.

He’s missed 13 games during his first four seasons, with nine of them coming in 2021.

His PFF grades have been solid, but according to the website, he’s allowed five sacks in each of his first three seasons and does take more penalties than perhaps one would like.

However, he’s young.  He’s just 27 and is set to play on his 5th-year option.  The 49ers may not want to pay him on a long-term deal.  They may think that he isn’t worth the chance, considering his slight injury concern and inconsistent play at times.

However, he has played in Kyle Shanahan’s outside zone scheme and could fit nicely in Denver. He isn’t a bad player by any means.  In fact, he’s an above-average right tackle when all is right.

Denver desperately needs a long-term solution at this position, and McGlinchey could offer that.