Bleacher Report released an article recently on one move each team should make before the trade deadline, and they had an interesting one for the Patriots. The article released on Thursday highlights one move that each team should make before the deadline.
Even though the Patriots might not be in a position to compete this season, this move might help them in future years. They article mentions that the team should look to acquire wide receiver Jerry Jeudy from the Denver Broncos.
Jeudy, 23, is in his third season with the team and was taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama, which has produced some studs at the position. Jeudy enjoyed 850 receiving yards in his first season, which was productive given the quarterback situation.
In year one of the Russell Wilson era, Jeudy has amassed 386 receiving yards and two touchdowns in seven games. Those numbers put him on pace for 937 yards and five touchdowns. So, not exactly something where a move might be urgent.
However, there is some clear disconnect between Jeudy and Wilson, and a change of scenery might be a good thing for both parties. Denver is starving for a first or second round pick, as they don’t have any since they traded for Russell Wilson.
Jerry Jeudy is a shifty receiver who is an exceptional route runner and has underrated speed. He’s can gain separation with his routes and speed, so he’s open frequently. He has struggled with some drops during his short career, so that could be a sore spot for any team that acquires him, but Jeudy was largely seen as the best wide receiver in the 2020 draft class, and the Patriots could make him a centerpiece of the franchise.
Could the New England Patriots swing a trade for Jerry Jeudy?