The Broncos should consider dealing for Tyrod Taylor

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The Denver Broncos should make a call to the Buffalo Bills and ask about the availability of Tyrod Taylor after what we’ve seen from the current QBs…

The Denver Broncos are in a championship window, and messing around at the quarterback position has to end as soon as possible. The Buffalo Bills seem to be having a fire sale after trading Ronald Darby and Sammy Watkins on Friday, so maybe John Elway should call and inquire about the availability of quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

After Peyton Manning retired following the 2015-16 season, I personally thought the Broncos had one year of being ‘bullet-proof’ at the quarterback position.

What I meant by that at the time was, the Broncos could use the entire 2016 season as a championship parade, and use their unique situation with a legend retiring to figure things out at the quarterback position with some pace.

After attempting to acquire Colin Kaepernick didn’t work out, the Broncos settled for Trevor Siemian, Mark Sanchez, and they traded up in the 2016 NFL Draft for Paxton Lynch.

Here we are, more than a year later, and the situation at quarterback has gone from interesting and hopeful to desperate.

Trevor Siemian was the full-time starter in 2016, but struggled with injuries, inaccuracy, and inconsistency. Paxton Lynch still looks lost, unable to put together consistently strong play in practice, and unable to do much of anything at all against the Bears’ second and third string defense on Thursday night.

The other options the Broncos have on the roster right now are Kyle Sloter, whom Vance Joseph said would not be competing to start, and Chad Kelly, who is on the non-football injury list.

As if I had to spell it all out for you, that’s the situation the Broncos currently have.

Joseph continues to say that his quarterbacks are ‘solid’, and I really don’t understand it. The Broncos internally have to be panicking about what they are seeing at the quarterback position with a championship-ready defense.

Denver has a window, and it won’t close after 2017, but it obviously gets one year smaller. John Elway has done a good job of building this team around a quarterback to have success, but the way Siemian and Lynch looked on Thursday night was cause for the alarm.

Here’s an idea:

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In the grand scheme of things, this would be a trade that could greatly benefit the Broncos. It would cost you a second round pick, a round in which John Elway has been historically bad drafting.

That pick means nothing to any of us at this point in time.

Trading Siemian to Buffalo makes sense as a cost-effective stopgap, at which point they could make basically any move they want at the position next offseason. Siemian also knows Buffalo’s offensive coordinator, Rick Dennison, from his two seasons with the Broncos in the same position.

Trading for Taylor makes sense for Denver, because he’s a Pro Bowl caliber quarterback who could elevate this team where it wants to be — a championship contender.

Right now, I’m not sure they are one with either of the quarterbacks projected to possibly win the starting job.

This is something John Elway would hopefully at least consider, unless Buffalo’s price is over the top.