Denver Broncos 7 possible moves to watch for at 2022 NFL trade deadline

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DENVER, COLORADO – SEPTEMBER 18: Jerry Jeudy #10 of the Denver Broncos takes the field prior to playing the Houston Texans at Empower Field At Mile High on September 18, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

3. Jerry Jeudy to the New York Giants for a 2nd and 4th-round pick

Have the Denver Broncos been readying themselves for a wide receiver trade over the last handful of weeks? Let’s look at some of the evidence that could perhaps be pointing in that direction.

  • The team promoted Kendall Hinton to the 53-man roster
  • The team signed Trinity Benson to the practice squad
  • The team re-signed Brandon Johnson to the practice squad

Given the Broncos currently have seven wide receivers on the 53-man roster and a number of other players waiting in the wings on the practice squad, there could be a move on the horizon. If the Broncos are going to trade Jerry Jeudy, though, they would need to know they are going to be trading this year’s most consistently productive receiver.

Jerry Jeudy hasn’t been the Broncos’ go-to receiver all year — that has been Courtland Sutton — but Jeudy has been more effective on a per-target basis. The Broncos should be getting him the ball more, but unfortunately, we may only get one more game of Jeudy in orange and blue if some team makes the Broncos an offer they can’t refuse before the November 1 trade deadline.

I don’t think Jeudy is going to go for a first-round pick or more like some other receivers have in the last year, but he could definitely net the Broncos a couple of really good picks. The New York Giants are flush with 2023 NFL Draft picks and Joe Schoen (the Giants GM) knows the value of a good wide receiver trade. As a matter of fact, he and George Paton were part of one with the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings, respectively, when the deal involving Stefon Diggs went down.

Could this be their version of that trade now that they are both in the GM seats?