What is up with this notion that trading a future 1st to go from 9 to 4 is too much? I get that having a 1st round pick is always beneficial but its not like this team has a ton of glaring holes plus we’ve got the salary cap space to make moves in free agency next year.
Our record over the past few seasons is clouding the fact that Denver has one of the better rosters in the NFL and we’ve proven time and time again that we can add all the blue chip talent we want (Miller, Chubb, Simmons, Sutton, Jeudy, Fant, etc.) but we still won’t be a winning team without a winning quarterback.
I also don’t think it’s realistic for us to finish with high enough draft position to get a promising qb prospect anytime soon because this team is too well put together to finish with a top 5 pick. We had arguably the worst QB play in the league and a shadow of our projected starting defense and we still BARELY landed in the top 10, which we are seeing BARELY gets us in range, even for a deep QB class. Unless Paton plans to devolve into complete dysfunction, he’s going to HAVE to overpay for a quarterback whether he likes it or not.
If what is being whispered about the Broncos feelings on Fields is true, it would be beyond idiotic in my opinion to leave the opportunity open for a team like NE, CHI, or WAS, to jump ahead of us. We ARE a quarterback away from contending. The defense is ready and we can’t expect this offense to grow without a bona-fide player at QB. Accumulate assets for what? Forget the points scale, forget the prudence/discipline. You’ve built the giant, now you need the QB to wake it from its slumber. If Justin Fields is that dude, you go get him and I don’t care if it costs 3 first rounders.