Denver Broncos may consider trading up to draft QB Drake Maye, but it's not the most likely move. Head coach Sean Payton is open to various draft strategies and is looking for a quarterback, potentially through the draft, free agency, or a trade. The cost of a potential trade-up for Maye could be substantial, depending on competition and the willingness of teams in the top three to move.

By the Numbers
  • If the Broncos aim to trade up for Maye, they might have to offer the Patriots their No. 12 pick and future first-rounders and a third-rounder, potentially growing higher if competition intensifies.
State of Play
  • The Broncos also have the option to trade back and acquire more assets, with potential valuations for moving from No. 12 to No. 14 under different models, depending on the demand and other teams' strategies.
What's Next

As the team evaluates its options, the focus will likely turn to the NFL Scouting Combine later this month to gather more insights into potential draft moves.

Bottom Line

The Broncos are exploring various strategies to secure a quarterback for the future, including the possibility of trading up for Drake Maye, but the cost and competition will play a significant role in shaping their draft decisions.