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Don't Expect Chiefs, Broncos to be Trading Partners



After debating for months between Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe, Aaron Curry and Brian Orakpo, Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez, most of us have to the conclusion that trading down from the third pick in the 2009 NFL Draft would be a positive scenario.

The truth is, however, it ain't gonna happen.  At least not with the Denver Broncos.

Just like the Packers wouldn't send Brett Favre to the Vikings and the Cardinals won't send Anquan Boldin to the 49ers, the Kansas City Chiefs won't conduct a blockbuster deal with a division rival.

As of now, GM Scott Pioli has gotta be pretty happy about the Denver Broncos quarterback situation.  Kyle Orton is a major downgrade from the Broncos incumbent, and Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez represent a major risk in attempting to acquire another young Pro Bowl quarterback.

If the Chiefs swapped first rounders with the Broncos, it would give Denver an opportunity to draft one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft.  It's still a risk...but not as gloom as the prospects of Denver finding a quarterback of Cutler's caliber on the free agent market (Jeff Garcia is the best name out there).

The point is, don't even give the Broncos the opportunity to upgrade at quarterback.

Let them be.  They got themselves into this, let them get themselves out of it.

The antiquated trade value chart says a swap of the #3 pick for the #12 and #18 picks is about even.

But this is the AFC West we're talking about.  Not the AFC North or South or other divisions that sprouted in the last 15 years.  The Chiefs and Broncos have been playing each other for nearly 50 years.  The hatred goes deep and there is no virtually no scenario where Clark Hunt and Scott Pioli would conduct business with the Broncos on such a major scale unless the deal was overtly lopsided in favor of Kansas City.

External factors, such as the fact that we're talking a division rival, makes a Chiefs and Broncos draft day trade nearly non-existent.

Is it just me or does this talk of a Chiefs and Broncos trade seem completely implausible?

Check out this FanPost by onthereg for another view of this topic.

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