Let the Ed Reed sweepstakes begin, for a few teams looking for some help.
The Houston Texans released Reed this afternoon after his comments on how the team was out coached in the loss against the Arizona Cardinals, one week after he was demoted from the starting lineup. For some reason, I never thought that Reed would have been a good fit in Houston. Yes, they have a great defense, but I felt like they still had some pieces missing. With Reed now possibly looking for a new team, one thing came to mind. What if Reed suited up in orange and blue and played for the Denver Broncos?
I am not saying that the move will happen, but you always would want to know. I believe it would be a good choice, but only in the short run for the Broncos. I will go on a limb and not say for the long run, only because of the uncertainty that he will play the game again, or for long. I believe Reed has lost a step in his game, but he has been known to make some plays and he is a well-decorated veteran safety. He is perhaps one of the best safeties to ever play in the NFL up to this point. Having a veteran on the team could help boost the Broncos, especially in pass defense. And his playmaking abilities can cause some problems for offenses.
I am not saying the Broncos should pick up Reed, or even if they will pick him up anyways, but as a fan, you would have to think about one of the greats in their position playing for your favorite team. Even then, it would not hurt for Rahim Moore to learn a couple pointers from Reed. The chances of this happening are very slim, but then again, it can. It just all depends on who makes the better deal, that is, if any team does. But it is always worth a shot for a team to get some help from a solid player who could be enshrined in Canton in the future.