Denver Broncos 3 game-changing trades to consider with Panthers

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2. Denver Broncos should trade for Laviska Shenault

I am once again asking the Denver Broncos to trade for Laviska Shenault.

The former 2020 second-round pick out of Colorado has played the same number of offensive snaps for the Panthers this year as the number on his new uniform. On those 15 snaps, Shenault has touched the ball three times and already has a touchdown. He’s just simply not playing for the Panthers at all.

Normally, you might think that since a player was just traded to a new team (the Panthers acquired Shenault from the Jaguars not too long ago) that it would be out of the question for that player to be traded again, but we’ve seen that actually become a bit more common in the last handful of years in the NFL.

Why does this idea have some merit? Well, the Broncos certainly need help offensively. There are a lot of cooks in the kitchen at wide receiver right now, a lot of bodies on the roster, but the Broncos could get some inspiration from the Atlanta Falcons and perhaps envision Shenault in a Cordarrelle Patterson-type of role offensively, maybe even making a full-time transition to the running back position at some point.

Shenault has done plenty of that in the past and in his days at Colorado, he did everything offensively but bring the Gatorade bottles on the field during timeouts. It just so happens that George Paton was part of the Vikings when they drafted Patterson, whose projection to the pros was not all that dissimilar to a guy like Shenault.

One way or another, the Broncos could get creative here. Send a late-round pick in a future draft the Panthers’ way in exchange for Shenault and another late pick, and get the experiment going. The Broncos could have two years to work with Shenault and see about finding an exciting playmaker a role in an offense where he could really excel.