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.