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

Denver Broncos general manager George Paton. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Denver Broncos offseason – James Bradberry #24 of the New York Giants smiles during warm up before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos: Three post-Wilson trades

2. James Bradberry, CB

A few days ago, it was revealed that New York Giants’ cornerback James Bradberry could be traded for the right price.

Bradberry is a quality cornerback, and Denver is set to potentially lose all of Kareem Jackson, Bryce Callahan, and Kyle Fuller in free agency.

Denver does have a need in the secondary, and Bradberry could help form the best trio of cornerbacks in the NFL.

Bradberry will be 29 this season, so he isn’t young, but he also isn’t old.

He has 35 passes defended the past two seasons and has missed just five games in his entire career.

Trading for Bradberry is not one that is going to make the headlines either, but it would be a solid trade for Denver and would allow them to keep their secondary as strong as possible.

His cap number for this season is going to be almost $22 million, so I would think that if he is indeed traded to Denver, general manager George Paton would look to rework his deal and perhaps offer an extension to lower his cap hit and keep him in Denver longer.

Trading for Bradberry also makes sense if Denver would want to move on from Ronald Darby after 2022.  His contract becomes very movable during this time and depending on how this season goes, the team could consider it, especially with a Patrick Surtain extension set to happen in a couple of offseasons.