5 biggest myths debunked by the Broncos hiring Sean Payton
Myth no. 3: The Broncos have no draft picks, how can they trade for Sean Payton?
Have you not heard that the Denver Broncos traded their 2023 first-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for Russell Wilson?
This team has no draft capital! How can they trade for Sean Payton without a first-round pick?
These are statements that I had the privilege of reading daily over the last month or so from the lovely folks of Twitter and YouTube. I can’t begin to tell you how many people I had to inform that the Denver Broncos had made a trade during the season with the Miami Dolphins involving Bradley Chubb and a first-round pick.
Not many people messaged or commented back upon learning that bit of information.
Even before the trade, the Broncos had three picks in the first three rounds just like many teams. They own the Colts’ third-round pick thanks to a trade made last year during the NFL Draft.
Now, the Broncos do have less NFL Draft capital, but they also have two major spots on their team filled at head coach and quarterback. How that all works out? Well, those guys are being paid a lot of money to figure that out. We can now expect the Broncos to be quite active in free agency since they won’t have any picks in the first two rounds.
But we saw last year that waiting until the mid-60s isn’t so bad, right? The Broncos still have picks 68 and 69, which is nice.