After a bad season (5-11) and last place finish in the AFC West, the Denver Broncos have the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft. While the Broncos can easily select a top prospect, including a quarterback, John Elway is open to trading their pick.
John Elway says "We're open" for business with the No. 5 overall pick
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensBSN) February 28, 2018
Elway’s comment should now have the attention from many teams picking lower in the first round. This should particularly be the case for quarterback-needy teams that would love to nab a top-rated prospect.
This might also mean that the Broncos are focused on trying to sign a soon-to-be free agent quarterback and stick with Paxton Lynch as a backup. Elway also mentioned Wednesday that the Broncos will look at all the free agent quarterbacks.
The team could also use a later-round draft pick on another rookie quarterback. It will be interesting to see if any teams attempt to bite on Elway’s bait as free agency and the draft inch closer.