Denver Broncos 5 options at wide receiver after Jerry Jeudy injury

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Denver Broncos could swing a trade for Cardinals WR Andy Isabella

Another trade in a similar spirit to the potential Denzel Mims move is a possible trade with the Arizona Cardinals for former second-round pick Andy Isabella. The Cardinals have seemingly had Isabella on the trade block for two years at this point but now, do they want him or is he just around until DeAndre Hopkins is back?

The Cardinals did the Broncos a huge solid by beating the now last place Las Vegas Raiders in overtime on Sunday, perhaps the Broncos could count on the Cardinals to do them a solid in this regard. We know that Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is always willing to make a deal, so all George Paton has to do here is make a call.

Isabella had a really good preseason, and yes, I watched him in the preseason as I was scouting for some potential Broncos pickups. Isabella had a good enough preseason that the Cardinals went from being on the cusp of cutting him or trading him for next-to-nothing to keeping him on their roster and having him active in Week 1.

He wasn’t active in Week 2 with a back injury, but perhaps there’s still the chance to convince Arizona that they would be okay without him. One thing with Isabella that could be helpful is that he does have special teams versatility, not that the Broncos really need it with Montrell Washington’s impressive showing against Houston.

With all of that being said, the Broncos need to make a substantive upgrade at the wide receiver position, and at this point, I would now be arguing for multiple moves. The next man up mentality is only effective if your next men up are up to the task, and the Broncos don’t have players that should be playing extensive regular-season snaps. It’s way different when Kendall Hinton and Tyrie Cleveland are out there in addition to Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, and KJ Hamler. At that point, their contributions are a bonus.

When you’re relying on them to play integral roles in the offense? To me, that’s just not a responsible thing to do given how hugely important the wide receiver position is in today’s NFL.