Denver Broncos trade options with Miami Dolphins in 2022
Could the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins come together on a trade in 2022? Let’s take a look through some of the possibilities.
The Denver Broncos are set to report for training camp next week, but is general manager George Paton done tinkering with the roster?
Not a chance.
Paton is always looking for ways to wheel and deal, especially with only five draft choices for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Even with only five picks in the 2023 Draft, Paton has plenty of future picks and other players that could be attractive in trades to other teams. With a strong relationship with Miami Dolphins GM Chris Grier, could we see the Broncos and Dolphins come together on a trade in 2022?
Denver Broncos-Miami Dolphins trade option no. 1: Dolphins send a TE to Denver
The Miami Dolphins have a ton of tight ends on their roster.
The question is — what are they going to do with all of them?
Here’s a quick look at the (notable) tight ends the Dolphins currently have under contract:
- Mike Gesicki
- Durham Smythe
- Adam Shaheen
- Hunter Long
- Cethan Carter
The Denver Broncos may not have an overly pressing need at the tight end position right now, but it’s probably safe to say that tight end is the “worst” position group currently on the Broncos’ roster.
At least, offensively.
Even though the Dolphins and Mike Gesicki failed to reach a long-term agreement on a contract, I don’t think they’d be overly interested in trading him to Denver at this point nor should the Broncos be up for paying that price.
Players like Durham Smythe, Adam Shaheen, and even 2021 third-round pick Hunter Long, though?
I’d be asking the price on those guys.
If you could get someone like Smythe, Shaheen, or Long for a late pick in the 2023 or 2024 NFL Draft, ideally in 2024, that’s a worthwhile addition at this point when you have two young guys at the top of your depth chart like Albert Okwuegbunam and Greg Dulcich.