Three trades to set the Denver Broncos up for the future

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

Trade an offensive lineman or two for 2023 draft capital

The Broncos could afford to part with an offensive lineman or two before the 2022 season begins.  I think there are a few options that other teams could perhaps use.  Graham Glasgow, who is a solid guard, has struggled in Denver and is coming off an injury.

He might be better suited in Denver as a backup IOL since he can play along the inside, but if a team is willing to give up a fifth or sixth-round pick, why not make the deal?  Cam Fleming could be another player on the trade block, who has solid starting experience and would clearly be a backup in Denver.

The last player along the offensive line that I think could be on the move is Netane Muti, who recently had a knee procedure, but should be healthy soon.  He’s another one who is clearly a backup in Denver, but a team desperately needing help on the inside (Chicago, Houston, Pittsburgh) could throw a late-rounder at Denver’s way.

I do think it’s also smart to keep these players in Denver because they’d all serve as very good backups and would allow Denver to keep their depth, but again, the team has limited draft capital in 2023 and 2024, so they’ll have to trade some players if they want to build their capital back up.