Commerce rumors surrounding Denver Broncos wideouts Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy have run rampant this offseason. Nevertheless, on Sunday, head coach Sean Payton advised NFL Community insider Tom Pelissero that the Broncos “we’re not buying and selling these gamers.”
Payton admitted that Denver had acquired curiosity from groups about Sutton and Jeudy however reiterated that they had been making an attempt to compile expertise, not give it away.
“We’ve acquired calls, you guess. These are two good soccer gamers,” Payton stated by way of NFL Community’s Bobby Kownack. “However we’re within the enterprise of gathering expertise proper now.”
Earlier this month, a report from Mike Klis of 9News in Denver acknowledged that Denver wasn’t inquisitive about buying and selling both Jeudy or Sutton, although that is the primary outright denial from a member of the Broncos.
The Broncos are in dire want of draft capital after sending seven picks, together with three first-rounders, to the Seattle Seahawks final offseason for quarterback Russell Wilson. Payton acknowledged that the workforce’s lack of future draft selections is probably going why they’ve acquired a lot curiosity concerning Jeudy and Sutton.
Denver has solely 5 picks in April’s NFL Draft and no alternatives earlier than the third spherical.
Jeudy has been the subject of commerce dialogue earlier than. Final October, Jeudy’s identify popped up within the rumor mill, with stories indicating that the Broncos had acquired calls concerning the younger wideout.
The 24-year-old comes low cost, counting solely $4.8 million towards the cap in 2023. Nevertheless, Jeudy does have a fifth-year possibility, which the Broncos have but to select up, that might pay him $12.9 million in 2024.
As for Sutton, he carries the sixth-highest cap hit ($18.2 million) amongst wideouts heading into the 2023 season. Sutton, 28, has three seasons remaining on a $34.6 million contract which expires after the 2025 season. Although, there’s a potential out in 2024.
Quickly, each Jeudy and Sutton can be costly. Contemplating the Broncos’ wants, even with Payton’s denial, the chatter over the pair’s future is certain to proceed.