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Broncos Insiders Projecting Big-Time Quarterback Trade

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Denver Broncos could be very active in the QB trade market as the NFL Draft approaches.
The Denver Broncos could be very active in the QB trade market as the NFL Draft approaches. / Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos have been have been eyeing a quarterback trade all offseason. They've been in on Matthew Stafford, Sam Darnold and Deshaun Watson talks as they look for an improvement over Drew Lock. With no clear upgrades left on the market, Denver could explore a deal to at least get some competition for Lock and hopefully elevate their play under center.

Broncos insider Woody Paige thinks the team is a prime candidate to trade up for Justin Fields or Trey Lance in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Paige says that Denver attending both pro days hosted by Fields and Lance is an indication of the team's interest in them. The columnist also adds that Broncos GM George Paton and his advisers are still debating between the two QBs, though they're "open" to drafting "whichever is available."

The only way for Paton to guarantee that he gets his guy is to trade up from the No. 9 pick. It's possible Lance could fall given he didn't play in 2020, but it's almost impossible to imagine Fields dropping that far. The Atlanta Falcons are a prime candidate to trade down from No. 4, and that could put the Broncos in position for either QB if the San Francisco 49ers pass at No. 3.

Denver may pursue a trade with a QB in mind if they don't land their man in the draft as well. NBC Sports' Peter King recently theorized that Paton, who was previously with the Minnesota Vikings, could make a deal for ex-Vikings starter Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater is likely headed out of Carolina following the Sam Darnold trade and would give Lock an experienced starter to compete with.

It's clear that Denver wants to address QB one way or another this offseason. And they have multiple options in front of them to do just that. It all falls on Paton to make the move as this team looks to rebound in 2021.

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