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If the Broncos sign Kirk Cousins, what does it mean for the No. 5 pick?

Does Denver stay put to select “best player available?” Or does it trade down for more capital?

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Let’s play a little game.

What the hell else are we supposed to do this time of year? The Super Bowl is anticlimactic and free agency isn’t for another month or so. When you throw in how bad the Denver Broncos were in 2017, this is what fans are left to do.

From now until he signs, rumors will fly around Kirk Cousins. Will he end up with the Broncos or somewhere else? For this little game, let’s say Cousins signs with Denver. That takes the need to draft a quarterback out of the equation. In other words, it gives John Elway and the Broncos more freedom come the NFL Draft.

The game comes from a discussion Adam Malnati, Jeffrey Essary and I had on the latest MHR Radio Podcast: What does Denver do with their No. 5 pick? The great aspect of this game is there is no right or wrong answer, and there are great arguments for both sides. It was a great discussion, mostly because Jeff was on and he made us sound smarter.

It’s fun to think what the Broncos do with the No. 5 pick if they sign Cousins. Does Elway and Denver stay put and select the “best player available?” Or do the Broncos trade down and add capital?


If Kirk Cousins signs in Denver, what should Elway and the Broncos do with the No. 5 pick?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Best player available. Add a potential game-changing player with this pick.
    (3400 votes)
  • 24%
    Trade down and add capital.
    (1206 votes)
  • 7%
    I hate this game and don’t want Denver to sign Cousins
    (357 votes)
4963 votes total Vote Now

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