Reportedly, the Broncos are aiming to acquire a quarterback in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft and may consider trading these standout players to improve their draft position.

The Denver Broncos are in dire need of quarterback assistance, possibly more than any other NFL team. According to the Washington Post, they’re expected to target a quarterback in the first round of the 2024 draft and might even be willing to trade established players like All-Pro cornerback Patrick Surtain II to move up in the draft.

Despite having eight picks in the upcoming draft, none of them are in the second round. Their top pick, No. 12 overall, might not be high enough to secure a top quarterback prospect, as four of the highest-ranked quarterbacks are expected to be targeted within the top 10 picks. This has led to speculation that both Surtain and veteran wide receiver Courtland Sutton could be traded, with coach Sean Payton dealing with the aftermath of the Russell Wilson trade and contract situation.

Sutton wasn’t present at the start of the Broncos’ voluntary workouts, reportedly due to seeking a new contract. Meanwhile, Jerry Jeudy, another starting pass catcher, was traded to the Cleveland Browns earlier in the offseason.

Surtain was almost traded before the 2023 in-season deadline, according to a general manager, but the Broncos decided to keep him after winning a few games. However, with the 2024 draft approaching, Surtain could once again be the subject of trade talks as the Broncos prioritize finding a quarterback. While Jarrett Stidham is currently the tentative starter after Wilson’s departure, draft prospects like Bo Nix from Oregon and Michael Penix Jr. from Washington have been linked to Denver ahead of the first round.

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