Jerry Jeudy was a first round pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2020 NFL Draft and in the first two seasons in the league, his performance did not live up to expectations. He would have only 90 receptions, 1,323 receiving yards, and three touchdowns over that stretch.
This trend would continue for most of the first half of the 2022 season and he was even reportedly available at the trade deadline but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport recently said there wasn’t much interest.
However, something clicked for Jeudy down the stretch, and in the final six games had 37 receptions, 523 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. Fast forward to this offseason and it remains to be seen if Jeudy is still available or if Sean Payton believes he is a key part of this new offense.
If he is available though, the Buffalo Bills should absolutely be interested in trading for Jerry Jeudy as he is still on his rookie contract and wouldn’t be nearly as tough to fit under the salary cap. While he is under contract for only one more year, the Bills could pick up his fifth-year option to ensure he stayed in Buffalo through the 2024 season.
The biggest challenge to completing a trade for Jeudy is whether or not the two sides can agree on compensation. If it only requires a third round pick or a couple of Day 3 picks to get a deal done, then this would be a win for Buffalo. However, if Payton believes in the upside of Jerry Jeudy and would want something better, this deal probably doesn’t get done.