Denver Broncos 7 possible moves to watch for at 2022 NFL trade deadline

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By the time the 2022 NFL trade deadline comes along on November 1, the Denver Broncos could look like a much different team. Or, as has typically been the case in previous years, they could look much the same. Although the NFL trade deadline is typically pretty anticlimactic, the Broncos being 2-5 heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London has put them at the forefront of many, many trade rumors.

One thing I would bet against, at this point, is the Denver Broncos and general manager George Paton simply doing nothing. There are ways Paton could upgrade his 2023 (or 2024) NFL Draft war chest as well as potentially his current roster, and there are some obvious candidates to be dealt at this point. Approaching the 2022 NFL trade deadline, here are a handful of potential moves that could happen, even though we obviously don’t expect all (or any) of them to.

Denver Broncos 7 possible moves at the 2022 NFL trade deadline

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DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 06: Albert Okwuegbunam #85 of the Denver Broncos warms up during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field At Mile High on October 06, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images) /

1. Albert Okwuegbunam to the Green Bay Packers for a 6th-round pick

One player I definitely expect the Denver Broncos to trade at some point in the coming days is tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. Do I agree with this idea? Absolutely not, not even with the addition of Greg Dulcich to the lineup in recent weeks.

Okwuegbunam has multiple years of team control left on his contract including this season. The Broncos have seemingly found a way to successfully involve Dulcich in the offense which means there was/is a role that Okwuegbunam could have served as the team’s offense was struggling badly, but the Broncos wouldn’t let him do it. Instead, his role slowly diminished to the point that he’s been a healthy inactive the last couple of weeks.

How is it possible that Pat Shurmur was able to get more production out of Okwuegbunam than this innovative offensive coaching staff? At any rate, perhaps the Green Bay Packers will view Okwuegbunam as a “big WR” type that could play a versatile role for them as their pass-catchers struggle to reel in anything Aaron Rodgers throws their way.