As expected, the Denver Broncos moved Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on Monday by trading him to the St. Louis Rams. Perhaps what was unexpected, or at least under much speculation, was what they would receive in return for Lloyd, which was ultimately a sixth round conditional draft pick.
Almost immediately after the details of the trade were released, Broncos fans reacted negatively across the Twitterverse and other social media outlets. It seemed that just after Bronco Nation was finally appeased by the promotion of quarterback Tim Tebow, before even one start from their incumbent hero, they were again upset with the front office.
Still, Coach John Fox maintains that the Broncos made the move in the best interests of the team going forward, and in that he is correct. The following slides dispel five of the top initial knee-jerk reactions (i.e., myths) purported by many Broncos fans and other media sources immediately following the trade.