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Trading Von Miller would be a mistake for the Denver Broncos.

Von Miller trade suggested by former Broncos WR Brandon Stokley

Ryan Wooden

Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley now makes his living as a radio host for 104.3 The Fan in Denver and that means he’s expected to say some outlandish things from time-to-time. However, Stokley got particularly wild last month when he suggested that Von Miller should be traded.

Stokley reasoned that trading their defensive superstar might be the only way that the Broncos can solve their issues at quarterback. However, in what are expected to be significantly better draft and free agency classes for quarterbacks, Denver needs to wait one more offseason before considering anything that drastic.

The Broncos should have a Top 10 pick at the 2018 NFL Draft and that could get them a crack at a young franchise quarterback if things fall their way. Or they could climb the ladder and move into the Top 2 for guaranteed shots at either Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen.

But their best bet might be to get involved in free agency, where they’ll actually have a decent chance of finding a player who can once again make them a postseason contender (and ultimately a championship contender with that defense) immediately.

Kirk Cousins and Eli Manning could very well be available and then there could be another viable option as a result of however the Vikings quarterback situation plays out. There’s also the theoretical possibility that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is available as the organization ponders moving forward with Pat Mahomes.

All of those options could help Denver without giving up any draft equity, which would allow them to use their picks to continue improving the offensive line and to add depth in key areas defensively. That’d certainly appear to give them their best chance of wedging open another (albeit short) title window.

And they can do it without trading arguably the most dominant defender in that franchise’s history.