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Albert Breer Reveals Broncos Offer in Matthew Stafford Trade

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Denver Broncos offered a notable haul to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford.
The Denver Broncos offered a notable haul to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos were one of the teams in hot pursuit of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford when he hit the trade market. However, it was the Los Angeles Rams who landed the QB after an offer too good for the Lions to refuse.

Albert Breer has revealed what Denver was willing to give up in exchange for Stafford.

Broncos Matthew Stafford Trade Offer

The Broncos reportedly offered the No. 9 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft for Stafford and a second-round pick. This package differs slightly from previous reports, which featured Drew Lock being offered to Detroit.

This offer still had to be attractive to the Lions. It'd give them a second pick in the top 10 along with their No. 7 selection, opening up the possibility of landing two elite prospects or using at least one pick to trade down and get even more draft capital.

But, the Rams forked over two first-round picks, a third-rounder and Jared Goff for Stafford. The number of picks LA offered had to be appealing to Detroit as they look to rebuild with a new regime in place. Plus, Goff is a two-time Pro Bowler and offers a solid Stafford replacement.

The Broncos remain a player to make a big move heading into the draft after missing out on available QBs this offseason. The team seems focused on at least getting competition for Drew Lock, and it'd be no surprise if they trade up from No. 9 to select one of the top quarterback prospects in this talented class.

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