The Jaguars and the Bears were tied in the 2009 standings. Because they had an identical strength of schedule and since they don’t play in the same conference, the tie was broken by a coin flip held this morning in Indianapolis.
The Broncos were keenly interested in the outcome because the Broncos own the Bears’ first-round pick, thanks to the Jay Cutler trade from last April.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Jaguars won the flip, giving them the tenth pick. The Broncos will select eleventh.
But we’re not sure it’s really a victory for Jacksonville. As Klis points out, they’ll spend at least $2 million more in guaranteed money in the ten spot, and with this year’s draft pool regarded as a deep one, the Broncos will still be able to get a guy who potentially could become a good player.