Denver wants to host 2019 draft

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The draft will kick off later this month and it will be held in Chicago for the second straight year, an arrangement that the Windy City would like to extend indefinitely.

There are other cities that would like to get in on the action, though. Canton is trying to get a draft at the site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019 or 2020 and the possibility of hosting drafts was part of the Rams’ successful relocation bid to Los Angeles.

Denver is joining the pursuit as well. Broncos president Joe Ellis was in New York for discussions with the league about bringing the draft to town in 2019, which will be the NFL’s 100th season.

“We’re very eager to pursue hosting the NFL Draft,” Broncos spokesperson Patrick Smyth said, via Mike Klis of KUSA. “The next few drafts unfortunately don’t align perfectly with the football calendar, but 2019 shapes up well.”

The league, which has not announced the site of the draft in 2017 or 2018, first moved the draft out of New York last year and it seems they’ll be able to keep it moving around the country for several years to come.

49 responses to “Denver wants to host 2019 draft

  1. You mean the city that is forcast to get 2 feet of snow today….in mid April?? Sounds like a great idea.

  2. Denver is better off hosting the Super Bowl than the draft; the reason being that April can be absolutely devastating in terms of snow, whereas Feb is usually just fine.

    Crazy Colorado weather.

  3. What year is London, China and/or Mexico going to host the draft….Seems Owners and the league has a hard on for the overseas, nothing surprises me anymore with pro sports.

  4. Colorado’s stance on marijuana should be just as much of a sticking point for the draft as the bathroom/Super bowl issue was in GA and NC. After all, the NFL does perform drug screens for its employees.

  5. schmitty2 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 11:46 AM
    You mean the city that is forcast to get 2 feet of snow today….in mid April?? Sounds like a great idea.

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    No, no, no. We are only forecast to get 5-8 inches this weekend. Where did you come up with 2 feet?

  6. babyjunkie says:
    Apr 15, 2016 11:34 AM

    I want to host it, too. I can fry up some wings and ice up the beer.
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    Signed Johnny Football!

  7. schmitty2 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 11:46 AM
    You mean the city that is forcast to get 2 feet of snow today….in mid April?? Sounds like a great idea.

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    Because the draft is held outdoors??

  8. So how does that work? Do the teams get to make their own selections in Denver or does Reince Priebus tell each team who’s assigned to them?

  9. daysend564 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 11:39 AM

    Free weed for everyone! Being in the “Green” Room, will mean something entirely different.
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    Awesome! This HAS to happen! How delicious would it be to see the suspended Josh Gordon and all the other’s who are suspended for weed firing up, perfectly legal. OOPS, dang it, shoulda kept my mouth shut. The NFL is totally dumb enough to have not seen the stupidity and gone through with it.

  10. Just so long as they don’t take it back to NY and make us suffer through all those meatball Jets fans booing everything and everyone.

  11. That’s wouldn’t be good. The NFL should pop a test the day after the draft and over half the attendees would be immediately suspended.

  12. Johnny Manziel says… why couldn’t I have been born a few years later so I could party it up in Denver before/at/after the draft.

  13. It is hardly as attractive as the Super Bowl, but there are a lot of cities that have no chance at ever getting the big game, so why not rotate the draft through those cities exclusively, similar to how the SB is handled?

    Honestly, watching the draft is about as fun as watching election returns. I prefer waking up and reading the final results the next day. Still though, give every NFL city the chance at the spotlight from time to time.

  14. I think it should be held in a city that doesn’t have a team. Like Bismarck ND, or Cody Wyoming, or how about Hawaii? I mean they want to move the Pro Bowl from there anyway.

  15. I always knew the league favored the broncos
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    Still upset over that beatdown the Broncos gave to Brady in January?

  16. bryonneufeld says:
    Apr 15, 2016 12:09 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 11:46 AM
    You mean the city that is forcast to get 2 feet of snow today….in mid April?? Sounds like a great idea.

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    No, no, no. We are only forecast to get 5-8 inches this weekend. Where did you come up with 2 feet?

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    NWS has 10-16″ on their winter storm warning for Denver and the front range. Evergreen looks like 2-4′.

  17. whooligun says:
    Apr 15, 2016 12:34 PM
    schmitty2 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 11:46 AM
    You mean the city that is forcast to get 2 feet of snow today….in mid April?? Sounds like a great idea.
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    Because the draft is held outdoors??
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Chicago raised it up to a whole new level, with all of the outdoor activities that they had, in the adjacent parks, for the fans.

  18. lscottman3 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 4:15 PM
    could some sane bronco fan explain to me how beating Brady by 2 points in the AFCCG was a beat down

    OK. Look at the hits/sacks/hurries stats and get back to us if you’re still confused. Have to be insane not to understand that.

  19. hahalolrofl says:
    Apr 15, 2016 3:25 PM

    bryonneufeld says:
    Apr 15, 2016 12:09 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 11:46 AM
    You mean the city that is forcast to get 2 feet of snow today….in mid April?? Sounds like a great idea.

    ==============================

    No, no, no. We are only forecast to get 5-8 inches this weekend. Where did you come up with 2 feet?

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    NWS has 10-16″ on their winter storm warning for Denver and the front range. Evergreen looks like 2-4′.
    ^
    And if your from Texas..please just stay inside.

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