If the Denver Broncos are ultimately going to trade wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, they may have the ideal trade partner out east. The New York Giants just struck a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, sending 2021 first-round pick Kadarius Toney to Kansas City in exchange for third- and sixth-round picks. That trade could simultaneously boost Jerry Jeudy’s trade value as well as give the Broncos a pretty clear and obvious trade partner in the Giants.
The Giants are certainly not “sellers” at the 2022 NFL trade deadline. They are probably going to shift their attention to the buyer’s market after dealing Toney since they are 6-1 and competing for the top seed in the NFC. Of course, the Giants’ own division is brutal with the 6-0 Eagles and 5-2 Cowboys, but they have held their own almost halfway through the season. Now is the time for them to address a key area of need and get better.
New York Giants an obvious destination for Jerry Jeudy if Broncos part ways
Let’s just say, hypothetically, that the Denver Broncos do intend to trade Jerry Jeudy, or that the Giants make them a great offer. Why do the Giants make sense for Jeudy? Why would they be a good fit?
First of all, they are in the market for receiver help…
Second of all, their head coach — Brian Daboll — was the offensive coordinator at Alabama during Jerry Jeudy’s freshman year with the team back in 2018. Jeudy wasn’t recruited by Daboll or anything, but he certainly knows him well, and could perhaps be a much better fit for Daboll’s offense than whatever is going on in Denver.
Even if it is Daniel Jones throwing the passes in New York…
The Giants may additionally be motivated to make a receiver move with the news that one of their top weapons in the passing game — rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger — is going to miss considerable time with an injury. Could that even prompt the Broncos and Giants to come together on a deal that includes both Jerry Jeudy and Albert Okwuegbunam?
It would be a sad sight to see, but it is something that could make some sense. We’ll have other posts explaining why a receiver trade (or two) could make sense for the Broncos even though the team’s offense has been atrocious, but for now, it’s important to recognize what’s going on around the entire NFL and the impact it can have on the Broncos. The Giants, in particular, opening up a spot at receiver where they already had a need is something worth monitoring closely.
If Jerry Jeudy is going to be traded before the 2022 NFL trade deadline, the Broncos and Giants could very well come together on a deal. What would the Giants send in return? I think the asking price on Jeudy to actually get him out of Denver would start at a 2nd-round pick and something else. The Broncos are not just going to let Jeudy go for nothing.
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Getting second-round value for Jeudy could prompt general manager George Paton to pull the trigger. He may be looking at his receiver room right now thinking he needs to reload it after the season. If that’s the case, he’d better start collecting draft capital.