John Elway 'Open to Trading' Broncos' Fifth Overall Pick

Ruben Hill
April 20, 2018

For what it's worth, Elway also said the Broncos have only given four quarterbacks a first-round grade.

At least one of the draft's top four quarterback prospects - Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Baker Mayfield - should still be on the board when the Broncos pick at fourth.

With just one week remaining until the start of the NFL Draft, John Elway insists that the Denver Broncos still have no idea what they are going to do with the No. 5 overall pick. But maybe, maybe they can get slightly lesser versions of both with a trade. The team may try to keep the pick or it may not. He will be the quarterback Elway likes.

"Yeah. That's my job, right?" He said that the team has not made a decision about exercising its 2019 option on linebacker Shane Ray's contract. Elway said. "I'm open to trading". It's hard to believe the Broncos would move up. Elway said, for example. Every situation for young quarterbacks is different. I think it's different in today's world, and the fact that it depends on what kind of football team those guys step onto.

"Then we had Peyton [Manning], right?"

"Case (Keenum) is our starter", Elway said. The one thing I've learned is, as a quarterback, you have to be able to win it from the pocket. Time flies. I don't know how you quantify such things, but it feels like a biggie. I thought his answer to what type of quarterback he prefers was enlightening.

One thing he's learned: That quarterback must be able to flourish in the pocket.

"Then if you can get out and move around and create, and do those types of things, then that's an added bonus".

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