The 2023 offseason for the Denver Broncos should be able fixing the offense. To do that, could the team take away from the defense? The team may have no choice when it’s all said and done to put a plan in place to fix the inept offense.
Perhaps the best and most efficient way to fix the offense is to hire a coach that knows what they’re doing on that side of the ball. Great coaching can mask a ton of deficiencies on any side of the ball. Just look at what Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka are doing with the New York Giants, whose top receiver I cannot name.
However, Denver may also be willing to consider other avenues to try and fix the offense. One of the avenues may be trading players for draft picks, other players, or even coaches. Sure, it’s nice to have a top five defense, but the Broncos also had the worst offense in the NFL this year.
Tell me, wouldn’t you rather have the 12th ranked defense and, let’s say, the 14th, ranked offense? Doesn’t that sound like a better team overall? Denver may have to realize themselves that they need to field a more even and balanced team first before considering having one unit ranking near the top of the league.
Plus, I’m not sure it’s reasonable to expect the offense to go from the worst in the league to one of the best.
Twitter user XanB21, a popular one in the Broncos’ twitter realm, has advocated for this point. Let’s just say that the New Orleans Saints wanted a draft pick and Justin Simmons to trade Sean Payton. Shouldn’t the team make that deal? Wouldn’t it make sense to trade a draft pick, which carries a ton of unknown, and a safety who turns 30 in 2023 for a Hall of Fame coach?
For reference, Justin Simmons is the player that is being talked about in those two tweets.
The result was the same (a loss) but there were some notable and significant differences for the Denver Broncos in their first game post-Nathaniel Hackett.
I’m not specifically advocating for the team to trade Simmons, but I am saying that they should not hesitate to take from the defense if it means fixing the offense.