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Broncos getting a winning record vs higher NFL draft pick debate

Thankfully this debate will end on Sunday evening after the game and we can move onto the next Broncos issue.

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Winning record vs a higher NFL Draft pick.

At some point, eventually, hopefully, this debate for the Denver Broncos will end. Seems like this is now an annual event.

There are sound arguments for both sides, and they’re not wrong. What makes this debate toxic are the people who decide their opinions matter more than anyone else and gatekeep other fans.

No person is wrong in this debate. It’s their opinion and right as a fan, just as much as anyone else. That’s the beauty of being a fan. It’s up to you and you alone.

The winning record side sees that accomplishing something for the first time since 2016 can help shift the culture. As well as beating a divisional rival in the Las Vegas Raiders for the first time in seven games. If Sean Payton wants a quarterback, he can always trade up. Plus, you never lose to the Raiders. Ever. Get the win.

For the Draft pick side, it’s having a better shot at a possible franchise QB in the Draft while not having your rival have a better pick ... that could use that pick on the QB the Broncos would have been able to select had they not beaten that team in Week 18. Plus, rivalries don’t mean much anymore. Get the loss.

I tend to lean on the side of winning the game and following in the lead of the Detroit Lions, as Payton has used as the model all season. Of course, the Lions have a QB, even if it is Jared Goff. So I go back to wanting the loss for the Draft pick.

At least the debate will end on Sunday evening ... for this season.

Then we can prepare ourselves for the next debate, will Payton move on from George Paton?

Let the fun begin.

Poll

Choice - beat the Raiders and have a winning record OR lose and move up from 14th to possibly 11th in the draft?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Stop it. Win the f-ing game
    (452 votes)
  • 34%
    Don’t be dramatic - a few spots up could change the future of the team
    (241 votes)
693 votes total Vote Now

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