The Denver Broncos Have Traded For Tight End Vernon Davis

The Denver Broncos have acquired two-time Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis via trade with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Denver Broncos traded two future sixth-round picks to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for tight end Vernon Davis and a 2016 seventh round pick. 

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The move comes one day before the NFL trade deadline and gives the Broncos help at a position that hasn't been as impactful as the team would like thus far. 

Davis, a two-time Pro Bowler, is in his 10th season. He has 18 receptions for 194 yards through eight games. The 'Niners have struggled immensely on offense this year under Colin Kaepernick's leadership. It looks like the 'Niners are indeed willing to blow it up to rebuild for the future. 

A 2006 first-round pick, Davis brings great play-making ability to the Broncos. Although his blocking production has declined, it's hard to ascertain whether that's a result of the player or the team. 

He's posted several great seasons as a run blocker, according to Pro Football Focus, and two seasons with double-digit touchdowns. Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak spoke about the trade on Sirius XM NFL radio today. 

"The key here is how quick can we get him involved, and I think we can do that very fast," Kubiak said. "That's why we made the move, because we want to get him in here, get him as involved as we possibly can and help this offense continue to move forward."

For his career, Davis has amassed 441 receptions for 5,640 yards and 55 touchdowns. With the recent news that Ty Sambrailo will be placed on IR, the Broncos will have an open roster spot. 

Although Davis is no spring chicken, giving up two future sixth-round picks in exchange for a player who was one of the best tight ends in the game two years ago, it looks like a low-risk move by GM John Elway.

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