The Denver Broncos are reportedly still seeking a high asking price for their wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton.
According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the trade price remains too high for other NFL teams. While the Broncos have told teams that they want at least a first-round pick for Jeudy, rival teams view him as too inconsistent, having missed time each year with injuries and failing to amass enough production despite his role on the offense.
Despite the critique of Jeudy’s performance, the Broncos have not felt any need to give away the 15th pick of the 2020 draft, who turns 24 in April, as they believe new head coach Sean Payton could help Jeudy reach his potential. However, the Broncos’ high asking price for both Jeudy and Sutton has made it difficult for teams to consider making a trade.
While Sutton’s name has also been mentioned, the Broncos have been unwilling to lower their asking price for him as well. League sources suggest that Sutton isn’t viewed as a No. 1 receiver on a team for the price the Broncos are seeking.
Although the Broncos have been one of the worst offensive teams in the league for the past three years, it is unclear whether Jeudy and Sutton’s performance has been circumstantial. With the NFL Draft approaching in late April, it remains to be seen whether the Broncos will lower their asking price or if other teams will meet their demands.
The Broncos’ decision to hold onto their wide receivers has sparked mixed reactions from fans and analysts alike. Some believe that the Broncos should lower their asking price to ensure they get some value in return for their receivers, while others believe that the team should keep Jeudy and Sutton to see if they can develop under Payton’s coaching.
As the NFL offseason continues, it will be interesting to see how the Broncos’ decision to hold onto their wide receivers will impact their performance next season.