Denver Broncos definitely can’t trade these playmakers after London win

The Denver Broncos are 3-5 at the bye week after their victory on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but that doesn’t mean trade rumors will be going away anytime soon. As a matter of fact, it might still be reasonable to expect the Broncos will still make arguably the biggest move of the NFL’s trade deadline, potentially sending Bradley Chubb to another team for a first-round pick and more. With that being said, one thing is for sure after the team’s victory in London: The playmakers on offense can’t be going anywhere.

Specifically, the Denver Broncos and general manager George Paton should be basically ignoring any inquiries regarding wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler. It’s not because of some outstanding one-game sample, but it’s because of the fact that Jeudy and Hamler, over the last couple of weeks, have proven they need to be part of the solution for the offense moving forward.

Denver Broncos should not trade Jerry Jeudy or KJ Hamler at 2022 deadline

Against the Jaguars, both Jeudy and Hamler made absolutely huge plays. Jeudy got the Broncos on the board by finally getting the ball when he was running across the field in motion, punching in a red zone opportunity.

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As the game progressed, KJ Hamler also got more and more involved in the offense. The Broncos went to Hamler late in the fourth quarter in a key situation. One possession after Russell Wilson missed both an open Hamler and Dulcich deep down the field, he went straight to Hamler on the first play of the next drive and hit him right in the bread basket.

Hamler’s 49-yard play in the 4th quarter set the Broncos up for a touchdown drive that would ultimately win them the game, but it wasn’t just that play, either. Hamler also took a jet sweep for a nine-yard gain to get the Broncos even closer to the end zone on that same drive proving that as the Broncos actually get these guys incorporated in the offense, they can help be part of the solution.

And all of that is precisely why neither Jeudy nor Hamler can be traded at this point. When those two players weren’t contributing as much and the team was losing, it was much easier to justify trading them away for the potential upside of a future draft selection. But when you see those guys bringing life to the offense, the unit that has struggled so badly this season, when they actually get involved?

The justification sounds silly, and the upside of unknown draft picks is much less appealing than the option of these guys actually figuring things out and putting together more of what we saw in London consistently.

There may be situations where the Denver Broncos simply cannot turn down great offers at the NFL trade deadline, but getting rid of guys like Jeudy and Hamler right now should be borderline out of the question. The Broncos need to press forward in 2022 with those guys as potential pieces of the solution.