RUMOR: AFC Team Is “So Desperate” To Trade Up For QB JJ McCarthy That They’re Willing To Give Up 2 First-Round Picks And Their Best Player

J.J. McCarthy of Michigan Wolverines looking on.

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There is speculation around the NFL that an interesting AFC team is “so desperate” to trade up and nab Michigan Wolverines quarterback JJ McCarthy.

The stock of JJ McCarthy has skyrocketed since he helped the Wolverines to a national championship victory over the Washington Huskies three months ago. Once projected to be a mid-to-late first-round pick, the 21-year-old is now widely expected to be a top-four draft choice.

Speaking on KFAN 100.3 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Vikings radio play-by-play announcer Paul Allen stated that the Denver Broncos are desperately trying to move up for a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft.

McCarthy is apparently the quarterback on Denver’s radar, with Allen stating that the AFC West club is willing to trade the No. 12 pick, All-Pro cornerback Patrick Surtain II and their 2025 first-round pick in order to get their man:

“They’re so desperate out Denver way. I’m not kidding you man. I wouldn’t surprised if it was ‘we want that 3 so badly we will give you [pick No.] 12, we will give you next year’s 1st-rounder, and we will give you Patrick Surtain II’. I’m not kidding you. They are that desperate”