2016 NFL Draft: The Denver Broncos rumor mill is churning, and reportedly the top 3 options at QB are Colin Kaepernick, Paxton Lynch, and Connor Cook…
What are the Denver Broncos going to do at quarterback through the 2016 NFL Draft? We’ve all been waiting eagerly for this day, and it would seem shocking if the Broncos didn’t have a new quarterback in the next 24-48 hours. According to Broncos insider Mike Klis, the top options for Denver and John Elway might look something like this…
- Colin Kaepernick
- Paxton Lynch
- Connor Cook
For what feels like the longest time, the Broncos have been in a holding pattern after acquiring Mark Sanchez. They seem genuinely content to have him be the starting quarterback when the season opens against the Carolina Panthers in September. However, are they content for him to have absolutely no competition?
Not a chance.
John Elway knows there are better options out there, both in the short and long term, and it still appears that the top option is Kaepernick, at least if you believe what you read from Mike Klis:
“I still believe Colin Kaepernick is the first option. How can Kaepernick stay with the San Francisco 49ers when he was in John Elway’s house last month? I’m sure stranger things have happened, although offhand I can’t think of any.
If the Broncos get Kaepernick they probably wouldn’t take a quarterback until the middle-to-late rounds of the draft.”
Perhaps over the course of the last month and a half, the Broncos and Elway have soured on Kaepernick. Of course, he’s the available quarterback that has played in and nearly won a Super Bowl, but he also might not be the best long-term option for the team.
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There are strong rumors that the Broncos would be interested in trading up in the draft on Thursday to try and get either Paxton Lynch or, perhaps more likely, Connor Cook.
Lynch’s stock has risen to the point that he almost feels unattainable for the Broncos at this point, but Connor Cook could be much more easily accessible. Still, it’s not John Elway’s style to take an offensive player with his top pick. Perhaps a quarterback would be the exception.
I don’t know what’s going to happen, but it still feels to me like the Broncos are going to exhaust their efforts to get Kaepernick, who is clearly on the trading block. If these are the top three options, I’d be okay with any one of them.