The City of Denver has been named one of five finalists to host either the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft.Back in September, the Broncos made a bid to host the NFL Draft, either in 2019 or 2020. And on Thursday, February 15, the league announced that Denver has been named a finalist. The five other cities being considered are Cleveland-Canton, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Nashville. The decision regarding host cities for the drafts will not be made until spring at a league meeting in Atlanta (May 21-23). "It's a competitive process, and we're excited to move one step closer to bringing the NFL draft to Denver," said Joe Ellis, CEO and President of the Denver Broncos, in a statement. "Working alongside VISIT DENVER and the Denver Sports Commission, we're confident that Denver would be a tremendous host to showcase the draft and the NFL in a great football environment."
After being hosted in New York City for 50 years, the NFL wanted to change things up and get some new locations. Chicago hosted the draft in 2015 and 2016, Philadelphia hosted in 2017, and Dallas will be hosting this year (April 26-28). "As one of America's best sports cities, we are optimistic that Denver can make a great case for hosting this event ... We look forward to further dialogue about the possibilities," said Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission. What do you think? Now that Denver has made the shortlist, do you think there's a chance the Mile High City could play host to the NFL Draft in 2019 or 2020? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, and let's get the conversation started.