4. Just take a QB anyway
What if the whole Joe Flacco trade was a ruse by the Broncos to make teams behind them in round one think they were going defense or non-quarterback in general?
It’s possible, and trading a fourth-round pick for Flacco to keep a guy like Drew Lock on the board instead of paying the price to trade up for Lock could end up being a genius move.
Besides, Lock’s ability to push the ball downfield vertically and make throws outside the pocket seem to fit well with the direction Rich Scangarello wants to take the offense.
Lock could still be a fit for the Broncos, and so could any quarterback they identify as their top player at the position in this year’s draft.
The move to get Flacco certainly throws teams off their scent, but they could release Flacco with no dead money, and might be able to even trade Case Keenum in the process.
The transition from Flacco to Lock would be a seamless one, and the Broncos could afford him the time he needs to get the offense down like a second language and also have him working closely with T.C. McCartney on his footwork.