Denver Broncos 3 trade packages for Bears LB Roquan Smith

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Denver Broncos trade packages for Roquan Smith

Calvin Anderson, Netane Muti, Josey Jewell, 3rd round pick (’23), 3rd round pick (’24)

The last offer is the biggest one.  In this scenario, the team is trading their starting right tackle in Calvin Anderson, starting inside linebacker in Josey Jewell, and a quality depth piece in Netane Muti, along with two draft picks in 2023 and 2024.

Again, I’m just looking at what the Bears need the most.  Calvin Anderson could give them stability at their right tackle spot, seeing as the Teven Jenkins era is off to a rough start.

Muti is likely good enough to slide in as a starter as well, and Jewell comes in to replace Roquan Smith.  You’re going to need to include legitimate draft capital as well in any offer.  It’s rare to see player trades that don’t include them.

Finding a reasonable balance in creating an offer that includes both enough on the player side and enough on the draft capital side.

Also, an offer for a young player is going to have to include other young players in the deal as well.  Roquan Smith is 25 years old and still likely has about five years of elite football left.

In Smith, you’re getting one of the five best linebackers in all of football who would take the Denver Broncos defense to levels that we haven’t seen since 2015.  In Smith, you aren’t getting a promising young player who needs to break through, you’re getting an elite player at his position.

Roquan Smith would pair with either Josey Jewell or Jonas Griffith to make one of the scariest linebacking duos in the NFL.