Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Originally posted by GEEK:
The fact that McDaniels has able to develop 2 players into excellent QBs in his system speaks volume to the trade.
I think McDaniels can groom Orton to be a legit starter, and they get 2 first round draft picks, and a 3rd round draft pick is highway robbery.
If the Broncos come away with:
R1: Raji - NT
R1: Johnson - DE/OLB
R2: Delmas - S
--- They would have an AMAZING DRAFT.
How can you say that if McDaniels drafts 1-2 busts with the picks he got from Chicago?
This trade looks even now and cannot be properly evaluated for some time
Think of it this way.
Denver has 4 first round picks in the next two years. tack on that third, and the chances of those all being busts is infinitesimally low.
What did the Broncos lose really? A good QB, but a baby and inconsistent high risk-taking player who Orton is not that much of a drop-off from with room to still develop.
They gained that, plus all those picks to build their team. Chicago flat out got raped in this trade. In both the short and the long run, I see no reason to believe that Denver will get the better deal. They now have room to even draft an extra QB for additional assurance as well.