The phone bill for Denver Broncos general manager George Paton is going to be astronomical this month. With the NFL trade deadline set for November 1st, he has been receiving a ton of calls about the availability of multiple players on his roster. One of the most prominently mentioned players is wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. A team to watch for him could be the Green Bay Packers.
Jeudy was selected No. 15 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He is oozing with potential given his route-running acumen and quickness but he has yet to put it all together with the Broncos. Injuries have been a part of that, but ineffective quarterback play is the biggest culprit when it comes to Jeudy’s lack of production.
Even after acquiring Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason, the Broncos’ offense is still a mess. This weekend’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London is a big one because another loss could lead to some major changes occurring.
If Jeudy is going to be on the move, one team to keep an eye on as a potential landing spot is the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay was desperate for wide receiver help coming into the season and it has only become more pressing throughout the season. Injuries to Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Christian Watson have decimated what was already a shaky group of wide receivers.
Adding Jeudy to the mix would give Aaron Rodgers a reliable pass catcher that can line up anywhere on the formation. Only in the third year of his rookie contract, the Packers would likely be willing to pay a premium as he could grow alongside rookies Romeo Doubs and Watson for years to come.
What would it take to acquire Jeudy? The price tag on him has likely gone up after Thursday when the Kansas City Chiefs traded a compensatory third-round pick and a sixth-round pick to the New York Giants in exchange for Kadarius Toney. If you think Jeudy has injury concerns, Toney’s are ten-fold as he has appeared in only 12 out of a possible 24 games in his NFL career, missing time for a myriad of injuries and COVID-19.
If that is what the Giants could get for him, the Broncos are going to be asking for a ton for Jeudy. Green Bay should offer a second and fourth-round pick to see if that will pique the Broncos’ interest. That could get them to the negotiating table, but it wouldn’t be surprising if they push for multiple Day 2 picks.
If that is the case, the Packers could offer their second and third-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, or offer seconds in 2023 and 2024. This is a team that is dead set on contending and they need to make a move that will help move them closer to achieving that. Jerry Jeudy would not only help this season but provide them with a long-term piece as well.