Three trades to set the Denver Broncos up for the future

Denver Broncos, Mike Gesicki (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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While the Denver Broncos appear to be in a great place for the future, there are a few trades they can make to help that cause even more.  The acquisition of Russell Wilson has given the franchise hope that they haven’t seen in almost a decade.  The elite play and legacy that Wilson is likely to leave on the team will continuously keep the Broncos at or near the top of the league every year.

The team is indeed in a good spot for the future.  They have young players on both sides of the ball that are likely to contribute heavily beyond 2022.  However, I think the team would be wise to consider a few trades that will not only help them in 2022 but for years beyond that.

While it may not be easy to part with even more draft capital or players that could contribute this year, betting on the future would be a great thing for the Broncos to focus on.  So, which three trades could the team make to set themselves up for the future?

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – AUGUST 20: Mike Gesicki #88 of the Miami Dolphins looks on from the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Hard Rock Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

Three trades Denver Broncos can make to set themselves up for the future

Create a package for Dolphins’ Mike Gesicki

Mike Gesicki could be falling out of favor a bit in Miami.  There are rumors that he could be traded, but nothing is set in stone.  While the Denver Broncos have two young tight ends of their own on the roster in Albert Okwuegbunam and Greg Dulcich, neither is guaranteed to become even a league-average player.

Creating a trade package that includes either Albert O or Dulcich, perhaps an offensive lineman that the team would end up cutting anyway, and a draft pick might be enough to bring Mike Gesicki to Denver.

He’ll be 27 this year, so it isn’t necessarily young anymore, but he fits the mold of what tight ends have become in today’s NFL.  While he isn’t a great blocker, he’s an exceptional receiver who has topped 700 receiving yards over the last two seasons.  He’s turned into a very good receiver and would be in line for a contract extension.

Giving Russell Wilson yet another target who has proven himself would be a smart investment and would also allow the team to try and cover up for Tim Patrick’s injury.