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The curiosity of “what-ifs” about picking Trevor Lawrence

The Broncos are off to a terrible start and don’t look like a contender by any stretch of the imagination...but is it really worthwhile to question drafting Trevor Lawrence or not this early in the season?

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Look, we’ve been talking about “Tanking for Trevor” behind the scenes for 2 weeks now here at MHR. Pros. Cons. What-ifs. Should they?

But why in the world are we having this as a major discussion point after only 4 games played in the season?

For this Bronco fan, it has to do with history.

I’m sorry, but yes it is time. It has nothing to do with you, me, or any other Bronco fan questioning the team, its heart, its ability, or even doubting any of that.

It has to do with 5 years since Super Bowl 50 and little to no palpable success to cheer for at any of those season’s end.

Hope springs eternal every offseason, but it fades very quickly when it is the 5th time you’ve seen the production.

And the answer is absolutely, unquestionably, “YES.”

Yes the Broncos should draft Trevor Lawrence with the #1 pick if they earn that this season. Without a doubt and without hesitation. And if John Elway, Drew Lock, or Vic Fangio think otherwise, then they should be fired on the spot.

Broncos News:

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Bill Belichick recalls lessons learned from 1978 season on Broncos’ coaching staff
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Answering if Broncos Should Take Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence if They Land No. 1 Overall Draft Pick
In the event that the Broncos finish with the top pick in the 2021 draft, should the team take Clemson star QB Trevor Lawrence? A look back at the history of the No. 1 overall pick might provide the answer.

Denver Broncos sign Mike Purcell to 3-year extension
Mike Purcell, a well-traveled defensive tackle, is staying in Denver long-term after reaching a three-year extension with the team, sources said.

Other NFL News:

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NFL overreactions, Week 4: Time for Cowboys to trade Ezekiel Elliott?
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NFL notes: Why Texans fired Bill O'Brien; Awards after Week 4 - Sports Illustrated
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Week 5 NFL Power Rankings - 1-32 poll, plus 2020 playoff chances for every team
Jalen Ramsey and the Rams should be good; Lamar Jackson and the Ravens too. What about the 1-3 Cowboys and everyone else?

Miami Dolphins to start QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 5
Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw for 315 yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle, will continue to start for the Dolphins as pressure mounts for the team to play rookie Tua Tagovailoa.