Denver Broncos 3 worst acquisitions from 2019 and 2020 offseasons
The Denver Broncos’ 2019-2020 offseasons weren’t all bad but could go down as two of the worst in franchise history. We look at the top 3 worst moves.
In the NFL, it doesn’t matter if you add to your team through the draft, trades, or free agency — there is a significant level of risk involved no matter what.
The Denver Broncos made their fair share of bad moves in the last handful of years in the post-Peyton Manning era, some really notably bad ones in the 2019 and 2020 offseasons.
Looking back at some of the moves that were made, three, in particular, stand out among the rest.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane at the worst moves the Broncos made in the forgettable 2019 and 2020 offseasons.
Denver Broncos worst move no. 3: Trading for CB AJ Bouye
How the Denver Broncos acquired AJ Bouye: TRADE
Early on in the 2020 offseason, the Denver Broncos swung a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars to acquire cornerback AJ Bouye, a deal that felt like a bargain for the Broncos at the time.
Bouye was not yet 30 years old and had a history of Pro Bowl-caliber play.
There were reports at the time this trade went down that former Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio had really taken a liking to Bouye and wanted the Bears to go after him while he was the defensive coordinator in Chicago.
Of course, that marriage never happened but Fangio got Bouye in 2020 for a relatively reasonable price at the time.
Unfortunately, instead of getting a rookie on a four-year contract with players like L’Jarius Sneed, Trevis Gipson, and Darnell Mooney available, the Broncos got seven games out of AJ Bouye who wasn’t consistently available for the team.
Bouye was let go after the 2020 season and wound up signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2021.