Why Broncos Reportedly Tried To Trade Demaryius Thomas At Deadline

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The Denver Broncos have lost their edge.

The Broncos have alarmingly underperformed this season and are in the midst of a six-game losing streak. While quarterback has been signaled as the greatest area of need for Denver, the team reportedly was prepared to make a different tweak to its offense leading up to the trade deadline.

According to Denver radio host Benjamin Allbright, the Broncos reportedly made veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas available for trade at the Oct. 31 deadline.

Thomas’ production hasn’t seen a drastic dip despite the Broncos’ QB woes. Through 10 games, his 53 catches and 633 receiving yards both rank within the top 15 among all NFL wideouts, and his three touchdown receptions lead Denver.

With that said, it appears the Broncos were trying to sell high on Thomas. He’ll turn 30 in December, which is the age that skill-position players typically start declining. Not to mention, he’s on the books for a $12 million salary cap hit next season, which is a big expense for a team with loads of question marks surrounding the offense.

Denver made its first big change Monday when it decided to fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, but it seems like the move could just be the first of many for a team in need of a drastic change.

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