Earlier today, the Cleveland Browns acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills for a third-round pick. Tyrod has been one player connected to the Broncos, and according to one report, they offered something for the quarterback.
Buffalo Bills writer Vic Carucci is reporting that the Broncos and Cardinals also put in trade offers for Tyrod Taylor. He goes on to say that what Cleveland offered “easily trumped” what both of those teams offered.
I'm told besides the #Browns, other teams that were interested in making a trade with the #Bills for Tyrod Taylor were the #Cardinals and #Broncos. #Browns offer of a third-round pick easily trumped what other two teams were offering.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) March 9, 2018
Here’s the big takeaway from this. You do not make a trade offer for another quarterback if you feel confident that you’re going to sign Kirk Cousins. Even if this was a late-round draft pick offer, it doesn't scream confidence about Cousins.
The Broncos remain in the veteran quarterback market that includes Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, and Josh McCown. All but Kirk Cousins will likely be paired with a quarterback taken at pick 5(or earlier) so the Broncos quarterback position remains in the air.
What we know right now is that the Broncos were at least interested in doing the Tyrod Taylor and quarterback at 5(or earlier) pairing. The “legal tampering period” begins Monday so we should start getting some clarity on the position here soon.