The Denver Broncos season is bad, and it seems to keep getting worse.
Before the Denver Broncos season began, the optics suggested it would be one of the best in recent history for the orange and blue. Since winning the Super Bowl in 2015, the Broncos have entered the second-longest playoff drought in the NFL, but signing Pro Bowl quarterback Rusell Wilson and extending him for several years gave them the look of a competitive team.
Right away in Week 1 and almost every week since that sentiment was challenged and proven wrong.
Denver has clawed away two wins this year, but it’s been extremely ugly. They have the fourth-worst first-down percentage, fifth-worst completion percentage, and the least touchdowns (7) in the league right now.
Now at 2-4, the team is sitting Russell Wilson to help him heal his injuries, and they have to be regretting all the guaranteed money they gave Wilson before he even played a snap for the team.
Now, trade rumors are indicating the team doesn’t see it getting much better this season.
The Broncos are having a fire sale ahead of the trade deadline
Early Sunday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Denver Broncos have gotten trade calls on DE Bradley Chubb, WR Jerry Jeudy, and WR KJ Hamler.
Are the Broncos having a fire sale? Well, no, not exactly, but we’re getting dangerously close to that point. There’s a lot of smoke right now, and the flames might pick up.
Schefter went on to commentate that Denver isn’t expected to make trades unless they’re value-adding, but he broke down reasons why the team might trade those three players (mainly: lack of fit or contract timing reasons). He also points out that the team has really tied their own hand behind their back with the draft picks they sent out to acquire Wilson. Their routes for retooling their roster around Wilson, which appears necessary, are limited.
Keep in mind, Wilson is on the bench this week to give him time to heal his hamstring injury (and possibly his shoulder injury as well, but the hamstring appears to be the current issue), so they’re without firepower to help them keep things moving. They may continue to lose more games.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Broncos proceed, but it might just be time to punt on this season. We’ll see if the fire sale becomes real or is just a lot of talk in the coming weeks.