After Week 5’s loss to the New York Jets, the immediate future looks bleak for Sean Payton and the Denver Broncos, with the team falling to 1-4 on the season and seemingly headed toward a disappointing end to the year in the Mile High City.
Despite all the hype and bad blood coming into their showdown with the Jets in Denver on Sunday, the Broncos could not pull out the win, which has led to many questions about what this team can do to turn things around this season.
One option for the Broncos is making some trades to shake things up, which they did recently by sending linebacker Randy Gregory to the San Francisco 49ers, but the team brought nothing back in order to make an impact this year.
Even though the team was unable to improve immediately with the Gregory trade, the team still has some time to make moves, with the NFL trade deadline being on October 31.
However, according to James Palmer of NFL Network, it doesn’t seem as though Payton is putting serious consideration into making any deals right now.
“We’re not looking to do business with any of our players. But that doesn’t prevent teams from picking up the phone and calling.” – Sean Payton.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 10, 2023
As Payton said, he’s not ruling out any more moves moving forward because teams around the league could call them with a deal that might be intriguing.
However, the Broncos will not be pursuing anything substantial after Week 5, which could be a mistake if the goal is turning things around this season as opposed to down the road, as they’ll face the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs twice over the next three games and the Buffalo Bills on November 13.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Says 1 Star Is Not 'The Solution' With Broncos