2018 NFL mock draft predicts major Denver Broncos trade


The Denver Broncos will have major decisions to make at the quarterback position this offseason. This 2018 NFL mock draft predicts a huge trade…

The Denver Broncos are in need of clarity at the quarterback position.

There’s no denying it, and there are a million ways it seems to address it.

One avenue the Broncos and John Elway could look to fix the position is in the 2018 NFL Draft, but they might have to pull off a big time trade to get the player they covet the most.

That’s the option that was explored in Erik Lambert’s most recent mock draft over at FanSided’s NFLMocks.com, where he projected the Denver Broncos would make a trade just like the Philadelphia Eagles did two years ago to go up and get Carson Wentz.

He projects the Broncos to trade their first round picks in both 2018 and 2019, along with a third rounder in 2018 and fourth rounder in 2019 for the rights to the second overall pick.

"John Elway is never a man driven by fear. If he feels something on his football team isn’t working, then he’s going to do whatever he has to in order to fix it. That was the case with his head coaches and will be for his quarterbacks. That position still isn’t right for the Denver Broncos and now the team is shaping up to have a top 10 pick. Don’t think for a second Elway won’t pounce on a chance to get a franchise passer. Josh Rosen is surrounded by questions of his commitment to football. One thing that is clear though is his talent. He can do anything a top QB must from throw under pressure, to perform in the clutch and make plays with his feet.Erik Lambert, NFL Mocks"

This trade is a curious one for one big reason.

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The team the Broncos are projected to trade up with in this scenario? The New York Giants, who are also presumed to be in the market for a quarterback this offseason. Specifically, the Giants are rumored to be in the running for this year’s top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, and could be looking at the very real possibility of moving on from Eli Manning.

It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Broncos would make a blockbuster trade for a quarterback if they don’t pursue a veteran in free agency that is capable of starting. This team has no answer at the position right now, at least for the long-term starting option, and Rosen would certainly cover that.

There are questions about Rosen’s leadership, which would have to be examined very closely by the Broncos in the pre-draft process, but this would be the type of bold move that could put the Broncos back on the map quickly, as Rosen is the most pro-ready starting quarterback in this year’s draft class.