Broncos Not Trading Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton
Despite numerous reports to the contrary, Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton said that the team will not be trading wide receivers Jerry Jeudy or Courtland Sutton in an effort to accumulate draft picks.
“I see and read just like everyone else does. Then occasionally, when someone really crowds the plate, I throw a fastball right at their chin, and they back up, and they’re like, ‘All right.’ And so, I haven’t thrown any fastballs lately, but we’re not trading those two players,” Payton said (h/t NFL Network).
“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.’ And so, we’ve received calls, you bet,” Payton said. “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 that we’re working with.”
The Broncos have until May 1st to decide if they are going to pick up Jeudy’s fifth-year option. Reports circulated that the Broncos were resolute in their position that they would need a first or second round pick to trade Jeudy.
Jeudy, 23, led the Broncos in catches (67), receiving yards (972) and touchdowns (6) last season while Sutton, 27, was second on the Broncos with 64 catches and 829 yards last season.