The 2023 NFL free agent market on the large receiver place is just not superb, and two of the largest names are already off the record with Jakobi Meyers heading to the Raiders and JuJu Smith-Schuster heading to the Patriots. The truth that these two gamers had been close to the highest of this yr’s free agent crop on the place ought to lead us all to imagine that the commerce marketplace for somebody of Jerry Jeudy’s caliber must be moderately sturdy.
Although it appears opinions differ on that one.
Jeudy was, with out query by any means, the perfect participant the Denver Broncos had in 2023 offensively. It might appear counterintuitive to speak about buying and selling him in any respect, a lot much less for something lower than a big constructing block or draft choice(s). Until the Broncos are simply in a rush to commerce Jeudy (or Courtland Sutton), accepting lower than prime worth for both participant can be ridiculous, and they need to simply maintain each for 2023 and see if the outcomes on the sector might be extra useful than any mid-round draft picks.
With that mentioned, if groups are prepared to pay prime greenback in a commerce for Jerry Jeudy, the Broncos might take into account it. What groups could also be prepared to do this? Let’s take a look at three.
The New England Patriots have been linked to Jeudy just lately, and for good purpose. Their beginning quarterback — Mac Jones — was one among Jeudy’s quarterbacks in faculty at Alabama and the 2 have already got great chemistry collectively. Jeudy established himself as a first-round receiver alongside Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa within the 2018 and 2019 seasons at Alabama,
The Patriots are merely ravenous for receivers in the mean time. They misplaced Jakobi Meyers and changed him with JuJu Smith-Schuster on a three-year, $33 million deal. In at the moment’s large receiver cash, $11 million common annual worth is mainly WR2 or WR3 cash, in some circumstances. Not that each crew has three receivers making $11 million or extra, however it’s much less substantial than it could appear on the floor.
The Patriots, regardless of signing Smith-Schuster, might nonetheless very effectively be in line so as to add a Denver Broncos receiver, and Jeudy — along with his chemistry with Mac Jones from their faculty days — might make sufficient sense to half with some useful NFL Draft capital.