The Denver Broncos are pretty well set at wide receiver. They have added several players to the position over the last couple of years, and have proven from the trades of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders that the position can be replaced.
Despite Jerry Jeudy’s many drops as a rookie in 2020, the first-round pick will be fine. In fact, I believe he will be more than fine. There’s no better way of getting better than more experience and Jeudy just had to have that sort of “welcome to the NFL” type of game.
Courtland Sutton is coming off an ACL injury that cost him the 2020 season, but it appears that he is progressing nicely and should be good to go.
The team also has Seth Williams, who they drafted this year, among others who are fighting for a roster spot.
Where does that leave Tim Patrick with the Denver Broncos?
Sure, the Denver Broncos could ultimately keep their number one receiver of last year, but this position group is stacked. Why not try to get something in return for him?
The Saints are reportedly going to be without star wide receiver Michael Thomas for a while. It looks like his absence will bleed into the 2021 regular season. They could surely use a player such as Patrick.
It would make sense for the Broncos if they could get a defensive lineman in return. A name that could be included in the potential trade is Noah Spence. In his career, Spence has appeared in 41 games, and has registered 35 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and has defended two passes. 5.5 of his sacks came as a rookie in 2016. The Broncos may be able to rejuvenate his career if given the opportunity.
The Broncos could use depth on the defensive, especially with the fact that Vic Fangio likes to switch players out in certain situations.
If the Broncos don’t get a player in return, the desperate Saints could fork over a second-round pick. That is based on the Broncos initially giving Patrick a second-round tender this offseason. There’s no doubt in my mind that trade would be worth it for both parties. Patrick has tremendous talent, as evidenced by his 2020 season in which he had 51 receptions for 742 yards, and six touchdowns. That’s great production.
New Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is competing for the starting job, but has no problem being a mentor to Drew Lock and Brett Rypien.
If the Saints have a competent quarterback throwing him the football, Patrick could absolutely breakout and have a great career in New Orleans.