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Horse Tracks: Should the Broncos pursue Matthew Stafford next offseason?

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Good Morning Broncos Country!

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The Denver Posts Troy Renck was asked in his weekly mailbag if the Broncos would have any interest in trading for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford this offseason.

Here is Troy's answer.

I have learned not to rule anything out with the Broncos. They like Brock Osweiler, who made real strides in preseason and fits this offense much better than the previous one. However, I don't see them overpaying him as a free agent given his lack of experience. Like most deals, they want players, but at certain prices. Given the strength of the defense, you raise a great point. Will they risk trusting the offense to Osweiler or Trevor Siemian rather than use a veteran? Regardless, I do expect them to bring in a veteran to compete and provide a steady hand as a backup if nothing else.

Before the Broncos even begin to consider Matt Stafford, they need to have answers to two big questions. One, is this Peyton Manning's last season in the NFL, and if not, do they even want him back next season? The second is do they re-sign or extend quarterback Brock Osweiler this offseason.

Now, if they're in a position where they're considering making a deal for Stafford, I would be all for it. He's only 28 years old, he can make every throw on the field, and his skill set fits into Kubiak's system very well.

Now would the Lions even consider trading their Franchise quarterback? There's a chance they might. They have already fired their General Manager, they will more than likely hire a new Head Coach, and they may have a top 5 pick where they can select a top quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft.

So I ask you Mile High Report. If the Broncos are in search for a quarterback this offseason, would you approve of a trade for Matthew Stafford?

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