The Denver Broncos pulled off a solid move for a quarterback this offseason, as they signed Case Keenum to a two-year deal. Keenum is coming off a year that saw him lead the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC title game, so it made sense that he would get a contract to start next season. Last year, the Broncos trotted out the likes of Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, and Trevor Siemian, so it was pretty obvious they would make bringing in a new quarterback a priority this offseason.
While Keenum is a nice signing, he is not the long-term answer in Denver. With the fifth overall pick, John Elway may want to bring in another arm, and Baker Mayfield from Oklahoma could be available. Some like Mayfield as the best pure talent in this draft, but some may shy away due to some issues with the Sooners, and his height.
However, Elway is not afraid to draft a quarterback in the first round, as we saw with Paxton Lynch a few years ago. Lynch has not worked out, and that has got to leave a bad taste in Elway’s mouth. If Mayfield is available at No. 5, the Broncos have to take a hard look at him, and passing up on him could be a big mistake for the team moving forward.