Denver Broncos: Making the case for Trey Lance in round one

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft, Trey Lance. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
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A possible discount at the QB position

Have you ever come across a pair of Yeezys on sale? Have you ever put your name and credit card information in a raffle just to get the latest pair of Jordan shoes at full price instead of paying above retail?

If you’re not in the sneaker game, the point and analogy I’m trying to make is this — most people fight just to pay retail price for the latest and greatest sneakers. Even more people end up paying above the retail price because only a limited number of shoes are released by their respective companies.

Finding them on sale? That’s not likely to happen anytime soon if ever.

It’s even more difficult to find rare athletes at the quarterback position that just fall into your lap with your first-round pick.

Even in the 2017 NFL Draft, where Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson both fell past the top-nine picks, the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans had to invest multiple first-round picks (and then some) to acquire their quarterbacks of the future.

To circle it all back, paying just a first-round pick — the 9th overall pick, at that — for a quarterback with Lance’s level of talent is borderline unheard of. It would be like finding a pair of Yeezys in your size 50 percent off.

Again, that doesn’t happen, in case that wasn’t clear. And in the event that it did happen? You’d jump at that chance.

Now, are Yeezys or the latest Jordan’s for everyone? No. And there are always future pairs of Yeezys or Jordan’s that you can buy at full price or above retail.

So it is with quarterbacks. There will be other quarterbacks that come available down the line, and there will be opportunities to pay full price or above full price to get them.

With that being said, should you pass on the chance to get a guy at less than full price if you have the chance? As rare (bordering on never) as that happens, you have to wonder how George Paton and the rest of the decision-makers in Denver feel about the chance to get a guy like this should he fall to the 9th pick.