Eddie Royal has certainly been a fan favorite in Denver since his breakout season as a rookie in 2008. But in the seasons since then, his production has dropped, mostly due to being ostracized (along with Brandon Marshall) in the Josh McDaniels regime and later due to John Fox’s focus on a run-based offense.
Later, it was shown that an offense based around Tim Tebow isn’t the most wide receiver-friendly, which led to Brandon Lloyd leaving for more pass-happy pastures.
Despite being loved by fans, the NFL is a business, so a departure may be the best-case scenario for Royal, given the fact he is slated to enter free agency as an unrestricted free agent. With the recent signing of free-agent receiver Jason Hill, things are looking even more grim for a Royal return to Denver.
Fans of Eddie Royal will be happy to see his production go up in 2012, but might be unhappy that said production might be with another team.
Here’s a look at four possible destinations.