According to Matt Couture, the New England Patriots have spoken to the Denver Broncos in regards to both Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
Couture indicates that the Broncos seem set on moving on from one of them, and could one of them end up in New England? Jerry Jeudy was drafted out of Alabama in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and has dealt with poor QB play for his first three seasons in the NFL.
However, he did breakout a bit in 2022 and just missed out on a long-term deal. Depending on whether or not the Broncos pick up his fifth year option, a trading team would have two years of low-cost control of Jeudy.
Courtland Sutton was taken in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft and earned a Pro Bowl in his second year catching passes from Joe Flacco and Drew Lock back in 2019.
The Broncos have a nice trio of receivers in Jeudy, Sutton, and Tim Patrick who tore his ACL during last offseason. I’m not so sure that Denver is wanting to deal a receiver, but it seems like they would for the right price.
The Patriots do have their first and second round picks, and honestly, I’m not sure Jeudy gets dealt for less than the price of a first round pick.
I do think Sutton could be had for a second round pick, and if the Patriots do not want to risk swinging and missing on another wide receiver they take in the NFL Draft, they might want to try and pry one of these pass catchers away from Denver.
Jeudy is a shifty route runner with underrated speed. In fact, he’s one of the best route runners in the NFL and has a 6’1″ frame.
Courtland Sutton is a 6’4″, 215lb true X receiver who can be a threat with jump balls and does have 4.5 speed. He’s been excellent at gaining separation as well, which is an issue that the Pats have had with their pass catchers.
We’ll see if a trade gets done!