With the NFL trade deadline nearing, the Indianapolis Colts are rumored to be in the mix for Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
Tuesday, November 1 is the NFL trade deadline. Several teams have already made some acquisitions that will either help them make a playoff run or set themselves up for the future. The Indianapolis Colts, however, have been quiet, as they typically are at the trade deadline. The biggest news for Indy this week has been the change at quarterback from Matt Ryan to Sam Ehlinger.
Sitting at 3-3-1, if the Colts do get involved, it’s not clear if they would be sellers or buyers. While it doesn’t make sense for Indy to sell at the deadline, anything can happen. Something that also could happen is Indianapolis making a splashy move to bring in someone that would get fans excited. According to some recent rumors, that’s a real possibility.
Early in the week, it was reported that the Colts were one of three possible destinations for young wide receiver Jerry Jeudy if the Denver Broncos decided to move him. While this move seems unlikely, it would be a fun one for Indianapolis.
Could the Colts trade for Jerry Jeudy?
Jeudy is in his third season in the league and the first-round receiver has flashed plenty of talent but he hasn’t been able to put together a really big season yet. As a rookie, Jerry Jeudy played in 16 games and caught 52 passes for 856 yards and three touchdowns. In year two, Jeudy dealt with injury and only played in 10 games, catching 38 passes for 467 yards.
This season was supposed to be the breakout year for Jeudy and the entire young Broncos team. With Russell Wilson as the quarterback and Nathaniel Hackett as the head coach, the expectations were high for Denver. However, they have been a complete disappointment offensively and Jeudy had only been able to rack up 24 receptions for 386 yards and two touchdowns.
Now, sitting at 2-5, the Broncos may just have a fire sale and Jeudy is one of the young talents that a lot of teams have an interest in. With one more year on his contract, and a fifth-year option available, he’ll be a great pickup for a lot of teams. However, it’s unlikely that the Colts will be the team to actually make the move.
While Indy is generally passive at the trade deadline, or trading for receivers, the recent play of the receivers on the roster essentially closes the door on a possible Jeudy move. Michael Pittman Jr. has been thriving, Alec Pierce is emerging, and Parris Campbell has been playing well as of late. If Chris Ballard was content with the wide receiver group before the year, he’s definitely satisfied with them now.