3 trade offers the Denver Broncos could make for Deebo Samuel
Denver Broncos/Deebo Samuel trade idea no. 2
- WR Deebo Samuel
- WR Jerry Jeudy
- 75th pick
- 115th pick
I don’t think the trade request from Deebo Samuel, which was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, is financially motivated.
I think the 49ers would pay him, but something has gone awry in the way they’ve gone about negotiations, the way the 49ers have talked about his role, or something to the point that Samuel wants to move on from the organization.
There’s no doubt he would be walking away from a pretty good thing unless he didn’t like the way the 49ers used him this past year.
One can only expect, moving from Jimmy Garoppolo to Trey Lance, that the 49ers would only increase the number of touches Samuel would get because of the many ways he’s able to create offense.
Trading away Jerry Jeudy would be tough, but from the 49ers’ perspective, they would be getting a former first-round pick at the receiver position with three years of team control left, plus the franchise tag.
Jeudy could thrive in Kyle Shanahan’s offense as a slot receiver but stylistically, he’s very different from Deebo Samuel, of course.
Still, this kind of trade would give the 49ers some solid picks plus a good young receiver in Jerry Jeudy. The big question here would be — how do the 49ers view Jeudy and what is his worth to them? If he doesn’t carry close to 1st-round value, the Broncos would have to increase the draft pick compensation going back to the 49ers as well.
I view Jeudy as being worth at least a late first-round type of value, so I think a first, a third, and a fourth is solid value for Samuel given his contract situation.