Denver Broncos Not Interested In Josh Allen?
Senior Bowl roster update.
Don’t read too much into Denver liking Baker Mayfield
On Wednesday, news broke that Josh Allen had accepted his invite to the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl (Jan. 27 at 12:30 p.m. MT on NFL Network). Allen will likely play on the North team coached by Vance Joseph and the Denver Broncos coaching staff. The Broncos hold the 5th pick in the draft and are expected to select a quarterback in the first round.
The Broncos have also requested for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to be added to the North roster. If Denver has their request accepted, they could potentially have access to four quarterbacks, (Allen, Mayfield, Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph, and Washington State’s Luke Falk) all of whom could be drafted in the first round.
Also, for John Elway and the Broncos staff to do this basically over plays its hand for the upcoming NFL Draft in late April, so possibly not the best move for Denver.
The South will be coached by Bill O’Brian and the Houston Texans staff who already have a franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson. They might not object to letting the Denver staff have the quarterbacks they want if they are able to steal a player from the North roster they would be interested in spending extra time with.
Allen’s current draft projections
Walterfootball.com (1/13): 15th to the Arizona Cardinals
CBS Sports (1/9): 26th to the Jacksonville Jaguars
SB Nation (1/9): 13th to the Washington Redskins
Bleacher Report (1/13): 15th to the Arizona Cardinals
Yahoo Sports (1/12): 26th to the Jacksonville Jaguars
Allen’s stock in most projections has dropped slightly. Arizona is still considered one of the favorites but Jacksonville has recently popped up on many boards. The Jaguars have a championship caliber roster but are lacking a quarterback.
Windows like those of Jacksonville’s don’t usually stay open longer than a few years. Allen would be in a situation where he would be expected to fill the hole in the roster that Blake Bortles has been unable to fill. That would create an interesting situation for a player who is considered more of a raw product at the point and a team on the brink of a championship.