NFL executive thinks Denver Broncos could trade up for a QB

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates his touchdown pass for a 7-3 lead over the California Golden Bears during the first quarter at Rose Bowl on November 24, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates his touchdown pass for a 7-3 lead over the California Golden Bears during the first quarter at Rose Bowl on November 24, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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One NFL executive, speaking to NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, thinks the Denver Broncos could move up for a quarterback in the draft…

At least one NFL executive thinks the Denver Broncos will be the team that trades up for a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft.

That executive’s opinion wasn’t shared with the others polled by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, a former member of the NFL front office world and one of the most well-connected NFL Draft people out there.

Jeremiah always puts out great content, whether it’s on TV, his podcast, or via the written word, so it’s worth checking out when he specifically gets some inside information.

Here’s what the executive Jeremiah talked to had to say:

"“The Bills are the obvious choice. They need a quarterback. I wouldn’t sleep on the Broncos, though. They could move up a couple spots for a quarterback or (Bradley) Chubb. If the Giants don’t want to fall all the way back to 12 (Bills pick), the Broncos would make sense as a trade partner.”From Daniel Jeremiah’s ‘Ask 5’ on NFL.com"

The inclusion of the ‘or Chubb’ in there caught my eye.

I think the Broncos would make a great trade partner with the Giants if the two teams want to accomplish some specific things.

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First of all, if the Broncos want to come away from this draft with the quarterback of their choosing, knowing the Browns will take at least one off the board with the top pick, this move makes sense.

They would have to mortgage other high picks to move up, but so be it. If they feel there’s a franchise quarterback worth having, they wouldn’t mind making this trade.

Second, I think it makes sense for the Giants if they don’t really want a quarterback. They could get one of the top non-quarterbacks on their board, or maybe they prefer a quarterback that is going to drop potentially to the fifth overall pick.

The Giants are the only team in the top five to this point that has brought in Bradley Chubb and Saquon Barkley on official pre-draft visits.

Whether or not that means anything remains to be seen.

I don’t know if John Elway will move up for a quarterback after signing Case Keenum. More likely, the Broncos will let the board fall to them, and keep their options open with the fifth overall pick.