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Denver Broncos wide receivers DeMaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are equally important to their team, but there's a chance one of them could be on the move shortly.


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Broncos are now listening to trade offers for Thomas. In addition, teams are chiming in to see what it'll take to get Sanders, but it appears like the Broncos will have none of it. 

The reasoning for these trade talks is the emergence of rookie wideout Courtland Sutton, who has posted 14 receptions on 33 targets for 246 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The numbers may not earth-shattering to most, but if you know anything about the SMU-alum, you know his maximum potential has yet to be reached. With Thomas out of the way, Sutton would see a massive uptick in receptions, targets, and touchdowns. 

Thomas is a very attractive piece that most teams will covet. After all, he's got the prototypical wide receiver body and years of NFL experience. Not to mention, his contract is quite affordable at the current time and will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season. 


So where would he go? 


The Saints and Eagles are expected to be buyers ahead of the trade deadline, and while each team has talent at WR, Thomas could be a good piece to add to their offense, especially as a second or third option. The Cowboys also need help at WR, though they're also looking at Amari Cooper. 

​​It's highly unlikely that Sanders gets moved but, at this point, the Broncos would be wise to listen to any and all offers that come their way. Despite the 45-10 thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals on "Thursday Night Football," a 3-4 record won't fly in the Mile High City, especially not in a division as tough as the AFC West. 


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