Throughout the early offseason, rumors have run rampant concerning two of the Broncos’ most promising assets. Denver fielded calls before last year’s trade deadline from several teams seeking to acquire wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton. Despite the existing interest, new head coach Sean Payton assured the media today that they have no intentions of dealing Jeudy or Sutton.
Trade interest in the two young wideouts began last season as needy teams were looking to add some weapons for a playoff run. Although it became clear that the Broncos weren’t shopping the two players two weeks ago, teams have still been calling to inquire about their availability.
At the annual league meetings, Payton chose to address the situation quite plainly. “I see and read like everyone else does,” Payton told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. “Then occasionally, when someone really crowds the plate, I throw a fastball right at their chin, and they back up, and they’re like, ‘Alright.’ And so I haven’t thrown any fastballs lately, but we’re not trading those two players.”
For those confused by Payton’s baseball analogy, the new Denver head coach is saying that if anyone was pushing too hard for Jeudy or Sutton, he would make sure they received the message of their unavailability. Apparently, that hasn’t been necessary, so far.
“When people call and the phone rings like it does this time of year, [general manager] George Paton‘s job is to pick it up and say, ‘Hey. Tell you what, we’re not,'” Payton continued. “And so, we’ve received calls, you bet. Those are two good football players. But we’re in the business of gathering talent right now. Why do people call? Because they know we’re void of draft picks and that we might, because there was some discussions a year ago, I think, regarding Courtland. But we like the current group we’re working with.”
So, it looks like Denver will be moving forward with those top-two weapons for quarterback Russell Wilson. Under new leadership and with the return of a strong third option in Tim Patrick, the Broncos’ offense is hoping to look different than they did in 2022 with a similar roster. Payton intends to keep Sutton and Jeudy around.
10 comments on “Broncos HC Sean Payton Insists Team Will Not Trade WRs Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton”
This sounds like a misdirection and they’re close to dealing someone and trying to up the offer.
If you can get a 1 or high 2 for Jeudy I’d do it. He hasn’t taken the step many (including myself) thought he would. This is a deep receiver class and their tight ends along with Sutton and tim Patrick leave a still solid group.
Neither receiver is worth a 1 by themself. They’re just not. Maybe if you traded Jeudy and a 3rd round pick for a 1 I could see it.
No misdirection, it’s been said along that they were taking calls but not making them and they received calls Broncos made it very clear that they weren’t trading them unless they were given an offer they couldn’t refuse. No team including the Browns were ever close to a trade.
Good!! #BuckEm #Broncos !!!!
These guys are all legends in their own minds. On the field – not so much.
Good keep them we be alright
Stop with the idiotic articles. The amount on this topic alone is cringeworthy.
Hopefully that statement ends this.
Well it didn’t take Payton long to let everyone know that he considers GM Paton an underling. I’m also wondering why the Colorado Rockies passed on the chance to sign Payton if he has such an awesome fastball.
Why would the broncos even think of trading Jeudy?? Up and coming receiver. Good for Payton to say he’s not getting traded