Given how the Denver Broncos’ season has gone so far, it’s reasonable to think that the roster may look a lot different in 2023 than it does now. The amount of roster turnover that we might see, especially on offense, could be insane.
George Paton built what he thought was a powerhouse team in the making, but it quickly turned out to be a car with a flat tire, no steering wheel, and a dying engine. The plan to fix the Broncos once and for all will force Paton to make some serious changes on offense.
The defense seems to be mostly set, but a good GM will continue to build on what his team does well and improves what they don’t do well. In terms of the current players on the roster, which ones could be a surprise cut or trade from the team in 2023?
Surprise cut or trades for Denver Broncos next year
Garett Bolles, LT
The first surprise cut or trade we can see is Garett Bolles, who came on in 2020, signed a contract extension, came back to earth a bit in 2021, and is out for the year in 2022 after suffering a leg injury. I’ve seen some debates here and there on Twitter about how there might be a possibility that Bolles could find himself on a new team for 2023 as the Broncos give Calvin Anderson a chance at left tackle.
What makes Bolles’ situation even more interesting is his contract situation. Between trading or outright cutting him, the team will incur the same amount of dead money and save the same amount on their cap space, which is $14 million. This would be a post-June 1 designation, according to overthecap.com.
Calvin Anderson has been up and down this year but appears to have enough skill to hold down left tackle. If this ended up happening, I’d personally want the team to sign some high quality insurance behind Anderson in case he implodes.