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Rumor: Bills could move into top 5 to draft quarterback

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The Buffalo Bills have an interesting offseason ahead in terms of their quarterback situation. They appear set to move on from Tyrod Taylor as their starter and will likely turn to the draft to find their QB of the future.

The Bills obviously won’t get the top QBs in the class when they pick at No. 21. However, Peter King of Sports Illustrated sees them packaging their two first-rounders (Nos. 21 and 22) and maybe another pick next year in order to jump up to the top five. Although, it’s still contingent on the Denver Broncos signing Kirk Cousins.

If Denver gets Cousins, I could see Elway dealing his one (fifth overall) for Buffalo’s two first-round picks (21, 22) and another high pick this year or next—I could see Tampa Bay, Chicago, Oakland and San Francisco at seven through 10 in round one doing the same—to allow Buffalo to jump up and get a good quarterback prospect.

King sees the Bills taking UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, which would be a great outcome for them. There have already been rumblings that Buffalo is high on Rosen and could even try to trade for the New York Giants’ No. 2 overall pick to take him.

The Broncos would likely be open to dealing their top-five if they do get Cousins, although it’s still a big if given the stiff competition they face for the free-agent QB. Still, the Bills will likely continue to explore all their possible options to jump up as high as possible in order to land that much-coveted quarterback of the future.