Unless the player you are trading for is ELITE, it's very risky to trade a whole bunch of draft picks for a single player. Especially if you have talent gaps in your coaching staff, front office, and scouting departments.
In my opinion, no it was not worth it. You build around a QB and give him the best talent possible. Then, if he fails or plateaus, you find your QB of the future.
Living in Bronco country, the majority of fans thought it was a good trade but that McDaniels squandered allot of those picks. Moreno was a bust, they also picked up Alphonso Smith who was a bust. They shipped brandon Marshall out of town too.
From a certain perspective this trade/picks worked out amazing for the Broncos. Tebow comes in and they get a playoff run. The football braintrust thinks he sucks at QB, and makes a trade for him, which allows them to bring in Manning, If one of those picks had been used on a "real" QB, they might not have brought in Manning for fear of disrupting a young QBs confidence/ego. Manning goes playoffs and is a blown play away from a superbowl appearance and then a loss to the Niners in the SB!
At the time, i thought Cutler to Marshall was one of, if not THE most productive duo in the NFL. It looked kinds dumb at the time.
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