John Elway already swung a deal for one star before the deadline. Here's another name he might be interested in. Ken Blaze USA TODAY Sports
The Denver probably won't swing another deal when the NFL trade deadline approaches at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. They already grabbed a big name in Vernon Davis.
That isn't to say they should stay put. General manager John Elway can completely win the looming deadline with one simple move: Trading for Browns center Alex Mack.
Mack would solidify the one part of Elway's team that could hamper it from title contention. And with left tackle Ty Sambrailo headed to injured reserve, that offensive line is getting thinner.
Swinging a deal for Mack would smooth over another bumpy line mix-up. He'd supplant the struggling Matt Paradis and take the pressure off Peyton Manning with pass protection calls.
Just look back on Denver's last Super Bowl appearance -- when a snap flew over Peyton Manning's head -- to realize why center play is so crucial in big games.
Mack might be available. Elway, ever the risk-taker, should shoot them an offer they can't turn down.