A projected trade shows how Colts can make their offense more explosive

Dec 18, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) runs after a
Dec 18, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) runs after a / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

As teams prepare for the 2023 NFL season, one writer projected a trade between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos for Jerry Jeudy.

Now that mandatory minicamps are over, teams will be on break until the start of training camps in the late July. This period will also allow teams to reassess their rosters and see what final changes need to be made before the 2023 season gets here. That means the league will soon see some big signings, and possibly even bigger trades.

One trade that Kenneth Teape of NFL Analysis Network recently projected was between the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. The hypothetical trade had the Broncos sending wide receiver Jerry Jeudy to Indy, in exchange for a second- and fourth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Should Colts trade for Jerry Jeudy if he becomes available?

Teape argues that this move makes sense for Indianapolis for several reasons. For starters, it puts a better set of weapons around rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson. If Indy landed Jeudy he would join a wide receivers room with Michael Pittman Jr., Alec Pierce, Isaiah McKenzie, and Josh Downs— a nice group to throw to.

Teape went on to explain that Jeudy could also be an insurance option in case the team loses Pittman in free agency next offseason, noting that Jeudy has two remaining years on his contract.

That all makes sense. In three seasons in the NFL, Jerry Jeudy has played in 41 games, catching 157 passes for 2,295 yards, and nine touchdowns. He’d certainly be a great young weapon to ad to Indy’s offense. With Jeudy, the Colts would have one of the most promising young group of weapons in the league.

However, the possibility of that happening seems far from reality. While Jeudy’s name has been floated in different trade rumors over the last year, it doesn’t seem like the Broncos are really interested in trading him. Even if they were, the Colts don’t seem like one of the likely destinations.