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Best Broncos April Fools’ Day jokes

Von Miller pulled a cruel prank when said he was traded by Denver. Thankfully, there’s no chance this would happen.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Most love a great April Fools’ Day joke ... once they realize it’s a joke. That’s the key, it must be believable.

Last year, I said Tim Tebow was the answer at quarterback for the Denver Broncos. This was after Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans and we were still amidst the Colin Kaepernick fun. Given the nonsense people were throwing out about who John Elway and the Broncos could/should go after, why not go all out? Some loved it, some were played the fool and others hated it (because it made light of their hero).

So that got me thinking: What were the best April Fools’ Day jokes involving the Broncos or the NFL?

Von Miller pulled a cruel joke for the unsuspecting Broncos fan on Saturday when he put on Instagram that he was traded. Obviously, there’s no way Denver would trade Miller but if you weren’t paying attention, you might get a little upset.

You knew someone would use the ongoing Tony Romo to get fans, and someone did. All this one used was a headline "Broncos, Tony Romo Agree To Terms On 4 Year, $49 Million Deal." All it takes is a headline since that’s pretty much anyone reads these days.

Those are the only ones I could find when it comes to Denver, if I missed any please put them in the comments for the rest of the community.

As for the NFL, here are some of the better ones I found:

Broncos Tracks

Perfect Pairs: Ideal top two draft picks for Denver Broncos -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks reveal the ideal top two 2017 NFL Draft picks for each AFC West team.

Sacco Sez: Same face, new places for the AFC West
The Broncos are the only team in the AFC West to never have moved to a new city.

Diehard Broncos fan Eric LeGrand named WWE's 2017 recipient of Warrior Award
LeGrand, who sustained a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed in 2010, will accept the award at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday in Orlando.

ESPN's Ed Werder talks Broncos quarterbacks, Vance Joseph and the changing AFC West
Werder touched on those topics and others in a conversation with this week.

32 NFL free agents who will make instant impact from Day 1 - 2017 offseason
Eddie Lacy is the favorite to carry the load in Seattle. Logan Ryan will fill a void for Tennessee. NFL Nation picks the additions or re-signings who will have the biggest impacts in 2017.

CSU student makes Broncos cheer team |
Madison Brierley is officially a Denver Broncos cheerleader, but "it still doesn't feel real," the 22-year-old and soon-to-be CSU graduate said.

Denver Broncos Draft Rewind: Evaluating The Paxton Lynch Selection - Denver - Scout
In a new series, Broncos Draft Rewind, Publisher Chad Jensen breaks down each of Denver's eight 2016 Draft picks almost one year later. First up, Paxton Lynch.

AFC West Tracks

Chiefs still doing research on Joe Mixon, but selecting him won’t be easy sell | The Kansas City Star
When teams see a player like Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, a big, fast, bull of a runner, they see a guy who can help them make money and win football games … if only it wasn’t for his past transgressions.

Kansas City Chiefs would be wise not to give up on Spencer Ware
Although Spencer Ware's production dropped off over the second half of last season, the Chiefs should give him a chance to prove himself again.

Chiefs are signing Gavin Escobar, free agent TE, to one-year deal - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs are finally signing one of their free agent visitors. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Chiefs are signing TE Gavin Escobar to a one-year deal.

How move to Los Angeles made Oakland Raiders soft
After a good start, things didn't go as planned for Al Davis and his franchise in Southern California.

Oakland Raiders in limbo on Las Vegas move, Derek Carr extension
As the Raiders await developments on their pending move, they're also keeping a new contract for quarterback Derek Carr on their radar.

Dion Jordan released, Raiders draft day trade with Dolphins officially a complete wash - Silver And Black Pride
Friday the Dolphins officially released former third overall pick Dion Jordan.

Chargers might be looking for quarterback of the future in the NFL draft, but not necessarily in the first round - LA Times
Chargers have to think about looking for quarterback of the future with veteran Philip Rivers on the last legs of his career.

Chargers' Gus Bradley leaned on Pete Carroll after leaving Jaguars
Gus Bradley talked with Pete Carroll, his former boss in Seattle, about his options in the NFL after losing his job as head coach of the Jaguars.

LT Defends New L.A. Chargers Role on San Diego Radio - Bolts From The Blue
Word of LaDainian Tomlinson joining the Los Angeles Chargers has upset some in San Diego. Today, LT tried to smooth over relations on the Darren Smith Show.

NFL Tracks

How a protein called ‘NFL’ could help the NFL with brain injuries - The Washington Post
Research on football players aims to diagnose concussions quickly and accurately and save players from brain damage.

Toradol Lawsuit: NFL Can’t Outrun Legacy of Abuse | The MMQB with Peter King
Once again the league is paying for its slow reaction to a health crisis, this time the overuse of the painkiller Toradol. Meanwhile, the union shows no interest in taking on the NFL on a perceived conflict of interest among team doctors, setting the stage for the next medical crisis .

Billion-dollar NFL concussion settlement turns nasty as lawyers, others vie for pieces of payouts to players
The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players for football-related brain injuries -- has taken a disconcerting turn.

NFL Players Testify About Improving Community and Police Relations - NBC News
NFL Players Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin went before members of congress to talk about building trust between the Black community and police.

Son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer severely beaten at Canoga Park party, report says - LA Times
The son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer was hospitalized last week after he was brutally beaten at a party in Canoga Park, according to media reports. The teen is back home recovering.

NFL mock draft 2.0: Look for Cleveland to select QB Deshaun Watson with first pick - LA Times
With the NFL draft less than a month away, Sam Farmer analyzes how the first round could unfold.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Browns trade for No. 2 pick, then take Garrett and Trubisky 1-2 -
The Browns have been amassing draft capital, and they finally cash some in to secure the No. 2 pick.

NFL owners have few reservations with two teams relocating to L.A. - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
Why did NFL owners allow two struggling teams to move to the ultracompetitive L.A. market? Simply put, they were just backing their fellow owners.

Gene Frenette: Don’t look to Jaguars as NFL relocation candidate | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment |
The 2017 season is five-plus months away and the Jaguars have already pulled off the biggest NFL upset. They’re still here.

Thomas: Relocation for dollars is a recurring theme in NFL | NFL |
Despite unprecedented wealth and popularity, franchise stability remains tied to stadium deals.

Agents say Las Vegas a favorable destination for NFL free agents | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Between the weather, no state income tax, new facilities and an organization that is winning, NFL free agents would be encouraged to look at playing for the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Buster Skrine on Jets' offseason: 'Ain't no rebuilding' in New York - New York Jets Blog- ESPN
Buster Skrine, the first holdover to comment publicly on the Jets' dramatic roster shakeup, maintains his trust in the team's decision-makers.

7 NFL teams that should take a chance on Josh Gordon if he's reinstated | FOX Sports
Gordon's future is still up in the air, but a return to the NFL is still possible.

Coach: Eagles can win Super Bowl with Carson Wentz -
One NFL head coach believes the Eagles can win a Super Bowl with Carson Wentz. Where do Wentz's prospects stand after an uneven rookie season?

Deion: It's Adrian Peterson's choice not to sign now -
Why is a player of Adrian Peterson's caliber still unsigned? Find out why NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders believes it's Peterson's choice to remain without a team for the moment.