The Broncos began that quest with a trade for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The 49ers will receive 2015 sixth and seventh round draft picks and a sixth round pick in 2017.
Davis, 31, has 441 catches for 5,640 yards and 55 touchdowns in 10 season in San Francisco. He signed a six-year, $42.705 million deal in 2010. Davis is due $4.35 million this season and is a free agent in 2016.
Davis is a two-time Pro Bowl selection after being selected with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Here we go: 49ers trading TE Vernon Davis to Denver for 6th- and 7th-round picks this year, and a 6th-round pick in 2017, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2015