Kyle Ratke

Historic Trades In Broncos History

Created on May. 17, 2013 11:09 PM EST


It’s true, in 2010, the Broncos chose Florida quarterback Tim Tebow with the No. 25 spot and gave up second-, third- and fourth-round picks to the Baltimore Ravens. Those picks ended up resulting in Sergio Kindle, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, respectively. All important pieces on Baltimore’s squad

In Denver’s defense, Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs in his second season and even defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card game. It wasn’t enough for Tebow, though. Elway shipped him and a seventh-round pick to the Jets for a fourth- and sixth-round draft pick.

Maybe turning a former first-round pick into a fourth and sixth didn’t seem great then, but right now, the Jets released him and wound up getting nothing for him. In one year with the Jets, Tebow finished with just 39 passing yards.

The sixth-round pick turned in linebacker Danny Trevathan, while the fourth-round pick turned into center Philip Blake. The Jets traded the seventh-round pick to Seattle, who selected defensive end Greg Scruggs with it.

Trevathan had 33 combined tackles and a sack last year for Denver, while Blake has been non-existent.

Scruggs had six tackles and two sacks with Seattle last season. 

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