The Denver Broncos’ front office is reportedly considering making significant changes to the roster, including the possibility of trading veteran and crucial players like Courtland Sutton.
According to a recent report by Matthew Berry of NBC Sports activities Edge, the Denver Broncos are “quietly shopping” wide receiver Courtland Sutton. While the team is not actively pushing to trade Sutton, they are reportedly open to the idea if a “decent offer” comes along.
Sutton has been a productive player for the Broncos, with over 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2019 before missing most of the 2020 season due to injury. He bounced back in the 2021 and 2022 seasons but hasn’t reached the same pre-injury form and his production declined.
If the Broncos decide to trade Sutton, it would likely be to acquire draft picks and/or younger players with upside to help the team rebuild for the future. The move could also free up salary cap space for the team to sign other free agents or extend the contracts of core players. However, trading a key player like Sutton comes with risks, including the potential negative impact on team morale and the short-term performance of the team.
Jerry Jeudy’s Availability:
It is worth noting that the Broncos’ other starting wide receiver, Jerry Jeudy, was also reportedly “available for trade” last season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.
Jeudy was a first-round draft pick for the Broncos in 2020 and showed promise in his rookie season, finishing with 856 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He set a career high 67 catches for 972 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2022.
The team’s willingness to consider trading either Sutton or Jeudy highlights the seriousness of their desire to make significant changes to the roster.