1. Kareem Jackson
Trading a veteran like Kareem Jackson in the middle of his first season with the Broncos seems highly unlikely if Denver truly believes the safety can still help the team turn things around before it’s too late.
But if the Broncos begin to realize this season is turning out to be a lost cause, and they want to potentially clear up some salary cap space for the future, a trade involving Jackson certainly couldn’t hurt if teams were interested.
Even though the Rams feel confident in Taylor Rapp filling in for the injured John Johnson, the defense could still benefit from adding another safety for insurance purposes.
Like most rookies, Rapp has plenty of areas in need of improvement that will hopefully get better with experience, but if Jackson were to come on board, this could even help the rookie from a developmental perspective.
Plus, just like plenty of other players across the league, Jackson is hitting a stage in his career where that window to win a Super Bowl is closing in, and he’s not going to get it by sticking with the Broncos.
Los Angeles still has a lot of work to do in order to become a serious contender again in the NFC, but at least they’re still in much better shape than Denver.