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6. Jerry Jeudy could be traded
This trade comes from the same idea as Courtland Sutton, but a Jerry Jeudy trade may be easier for Denver, and Chicago to pull off. The cost to acquire Jeudy will be higher than Sutton too. That is because while Sutton is on a reasonable deal, the Chicago Bears would pay Jeudy $4M next season, and they would have his fifth-year option on to exercise as well.
It would be nice to know that if they do lose Claypool next year, they still have Jeudy who would then get his extension offer. For the Broncos, Jeudy was better with Russell Wilson than Courtland Sutton.
Still, Sean Payton is the new coach, and as we said, he may have different plans. The Broncos also may not care who fits with Wilson as they look long-term. Being able to recoup some picks may be more valuable to them than keeping someone who did fine during a Russell Wilson disaster season. The Chicago Bears would probably have to trade down from one and use pieces of that haul to pull this off. Still, if Denver does not want to extend Jeudy, and they want to get some picks back, this is the time for them to pull that trigger.