Broncos executive VP John Elway told reporters on Friday that they don’t have any of their players on the trade block right now and their focus remains on winning games.
“You guys bring all those names up. I have not brought any names up,” Elway said, per Troy Renck. “We’re trying to win football games. No one from our side is in the trading block. We’re going to try to win football games.”
With the Broncos’ slow start to the season, some have mentioned that the Broncos are worth keeping an eye on for potential trade candidates.
Denver has some notable expiring contracts this year including WR Emmanuel Sanders, CB Chris Harris, and DE Derek Wolfe, so there’s at least a chance that things could from the Broncos’ perspective if they lose a few more games.
The trade deadline this year is Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Sanders, 32, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract before signing on with the Broncos back in 2014.
Sanders is entering the final year of his four-year, $38.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $10.5 million for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Sanders has appeared in four games for the Broncos and caught 23 passes for 298 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Harris, 30, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas back in 2011. He has played all seven years of his NFL career in Denver.
Harris was entering the final year of his five-year, $42.5 million contract that included a $10 million signing bonus and was set to make a base salary of $7.8 million for the 2019 season when Denver signed him to a new, one-year, $12.05 million deal this offseason.
In 2019, Harris has appeared in four games for the Broncos and recorded 12 total tackles, no interceptions and one pass defense.
Wolfe, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $36.7 million contract that included $17.5 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $8 million for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Wolfe has appeared in four games for the Broncos and recorded 12 total tackles with no sacks so far. He’s rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 86 interior defender out of 104 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding the Broncos as the news is available.