hey guys- so this is pretty long winded but i think there’s potentially something here, so here goes;
so i went back and looked at all the pro days that paton attended and one sticks out like a sore thumb- the south carolina one. the reason it sticks out is because they only had one top-tier prospect- unlike a team like penn state that has 3 top 100 prospects- and neither fangio or donatell were on the trip. also this trip to see horn was after the broncos acquired kyle fuller at which point cornerback became less of a consideration for them
that got me thinking. what if the main reason of the trip was to put the framework of a trade in place? i looked at the other GMs who attended and the one that jumped out to me was packers gm brian gutekunst
there’s various reports coming out the packers-sphere on jordan love, varying from the packers want to trade him or the packers want to push him with another qb. if y’all think back to 2019 the packers- this same regime (lafleur/gutey) were very interested in drew. i’m convinced they took love in 2020 because of how drew looked in 2019.
gutey has a history of trading for toolsy 2nd round qbs with shaky accuracy when he traded then starting corner damarious randall for deshone kizer who was worse than drew as a starter in cleveland, so there’s a precedent on the packers’ side here.
if the broncos go on to draft fields, i think we can all agree that if the broncos draft fields then teddy bridgewater makes the most sense as a veteran in the room and drew will get traded.
what if the packers trade a 4th for lock and the broncos then use that pick on teddy?