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Published on 09/29/2011 at Thu Sep 29 09:30.
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NFL transactions happen daily.

The Denver Broncos have two more games before their week six bye and the NFL’s trading deadline.   On Wednesday, October 19th at 4 p.m. (ET), teams will no longer be allowed to acquire players from other teams via trades.

In seasons past, trades have often happened just days and even hours leading up to the deadline. After the jump, we’ll look at two players the Broncos may be willing to dangle on the trading block.

May be placed on the trading block:

  • Eighth year linebacker D.J. Williams.

Williams has been productive for the Broncos since 2004 when the team drafted him, and has started at least 14 games for the team in six of the last eight seasons.  However, one more DUI for Williams and he could be faced with a lengthy suspension.  Fourth year linebacker Wesley Woodyard has played in the place of the injured Williams (elbow) three games into the season and has proved the unit can hold it’s own with or without Williams.

Woodyard is leading the team in tackles (29) and it would be very hard for Denver’s coaching staff to bench him when he is playing so well.  If anything, the Broncos may move Williams to inside linebacker to replace Joe Mays, who has not played as well as Woodyard.  Williams has experience at MLB and would provide a talent upgrade for the linebacking unit.

However, if the Broncos feel that Mays and Woodyard can hold their own, Williams becomes expendable.  If Denver does put Williams on the trading block, they will have no trouble finding a partner to negotiate with.

  •  Second year quarterback Tim Tebow.

If the Broncos really want the “Tebow Thing” — which has divided Broncos Country and seemingly disgruntled the locker room — to go away, all they have to do is trade Tebow.  There are teams out there that would be interested in such a trade and the Broncos could get decent value.

The problem is, Kyle Orton isn’t playing well enough to get a contract extension after the season and reserve quarterback Brady Quinn will also be a free agent in 2012.  If Denver trades Tebow, they won’t have any quarterbacks under contract next season.  Trading Tebow before he gets a legitimate shot at proving himself as a NFL quarterback would also provide a disadvantage.

From our point of view, trading Tebow has more cons than pros for the Broncos — but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

What do you think, Broncos Country? Do you think Denver will try to deal either of the above two mentioned players? Should they?

  • Anonymous

    A smidge less desire?  Ricky Watters is a Bronco now?

  • Hesh

    As I said in the previous post you are going to have a lot of bad Sundays in the future, and it’s obvious you are having a bad Friday as well.  However, you are right one point, I don’t know you, and more importantly, I don’t want to know you.  But it just so happens I can spot an angry, insecure, know nothing left-wing troll when I see one.  I don’t give a damn if you’ve been a Bronco fan from the first season on.  You’re still a ignorant Tebow hater.  The only reason you’re here is to bash Tebow and those who support him.  In short you’re pathetic.  Why don’t you go down to Dove Valley and see if Kyle Orton will take you for a ride in his Prius.  You can talk about how everything is always someone else’s fault, and maybe even plant a few trees while your at it.  Hit the bricks Troll.

  • Anonymous

    So you’re admitting that playing Tebow is a mistake then.  Because the only way I’m going to be having anything close to a bad Sunday by your retarded metric is Tebow playing and the Broncos continuing to lose.  So far the only ignorant comments have been coming from morons like you who are incapable of doing anything other than worship at the feet of Tebow.  In fact you’re no different than the sycophants who think Obama is the second coming of Jesus Christ himself.  So far you’re just another in an apparent long line of ignorant Tebow fans.  In fact the only one trolling here is you with your retarding infantile Tebow hater comments.  And everyone who disagrees with Obama is a racist too by your pathetic logic.  The last time I looked this was a forum for Bronco fans.  Go back to Florida buckwheat kiss the Tebow plaque click your heels three times and you’ll be magically transported back to the land of unicorns and rainbows.  You’re beyond insipid. 

  • Anonymous

    What is it with the idiot Tebow fans who insist on absolutes?  Sorry to disappoint you but having the opinion the Tebow shouldn’t be the starter or on the roster does not make you a hater.  It does not make Orton the object of man love either.  Get over it, grow up or get professional help.

  • Darwin

    I like Tebow despite his rigid religious beliefs.  Anyone who preaches that you are going to hell if you don’t accept Jesus as your savior is totally contrary to my belief system.  However, I think he is a genuine and sincere young man who truly cares about other people.  He also exhibits great leadership and is a positive person.
    I think he can be a good quarterback but am unsure of him being a great quarterback.  I know Orton is a pretty good quarterback but am positive he can’t be a great quarterback.
    Play Tebow and see what he can do for the rest of the season.  If the Broncos lose the locker room then it is not much of a locker room.

  • Hesh

    jdkchem you sure are an Angry Little Troll.  I know some people were dropped on their heads when they were babies, but I think you were thrown across the room.  At any rate I see you’re still having a bad Friday.  What happenned?

    1. Orton wouldn’t take you for a ride in his Prius?
    2. Orton wouldn’t give you the autographed jock-strap you asked for?
    3. You walked by Tebow and realized he’s 6’3 and you’re 5’3?
    4. The “Celebrate Diversity” sticker came off of your Subaru?
    5. The tire dump by your Trailer Park caught fire?

    Maybe I can say “Angry Little Troll” in 3 different languages and you’ll feel “multi-cultural.”  Will that cheer you up?  Anyway Troll, you’re an easy mark, and it doesn’t take much to set you off.  I’m getting kind of bored watching your breakdown, and I have better things to do.  On with the weekend.  Adios Angy Little Troll.

  • Hesh

    Hey Darwin,

    I agree with a lot of what you said, especially Tebow’s leadership and the last sentence about the locker room.  Good Post.

  • Anonymous

    Goddamn, you are one stupid motherfu**er

  • Boulder Granola boy

    No matter how you slice it, Tebow gives the Broncos the best chance to win. John Fox is wrong. Orton brings no energy to the team, he is strictly a technician, not a play maker. 

    When Tebow steps on the field, however, you can immediately see the whole team get psyched, and the energy level visibly elevates. Game on people! Perhaps it’s because they know they now have a chance to win. Any winning team needs at least one absolutely maniacal, hyper-confident, win-at-any-cost player on the field to lift the team to greatness. The whole team feeds off this player’s energy. 

    In the Broncos SB days they had two players like this, one on offense and one on defense. They were the trash-talkin’ don’t mess-with-me attitude boys that gave the Broncos their confidence and energy. They were Bill Romanowski and Shannon Sharpe, without which Elway and my favorite running back of all time, Terrell Davis would not have SB rings. Though Tebow is not a trash talker, nor will he spit in your face, he IS this stop-at-nothing, balls-to-the-wall player that breeds greatness and makes all around him play to their potential. My vote is for putting the pigskin in this man’s hands. Let the man play.