The Broncos Should Trade This Player While They Still Can

Jason Schandl
This Denver Broncos player should be on the trade block this offseason.
This Denver Broncos player should be on the trade block this offseason. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos have made some huge moves this offseason, loading their offense with talent around sophomore quarterback Drew Lock.

With a ton of playmakers and only so many touches to go around, some solid players will have to settle for backup roles. That's why trading Royce Freeman this offseason would make a ton of sense.

Freeman was already the No. 2 RB in Denver behind Phillip Lindsay, and now he's also behind Melvin Gordon on the depth chart. Drafting two wide receivers and a receiving tight end, Denver's not looking like a team that plans to use three running backs and pound the rock.

Freeman is still just 24 years old, however, and is two seasons removed from being selected as an early third-round pick. He has 1,345 yards from scrimmage on 319 touches through his first two seasons, showing more than enough promise to still offer value to teams that need a young running back.

Denver wouldn't likely get much of a return for Freeman, but even a late draft pick would be interesting when the alternative is having his value continue to decline on the bench until he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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