4 realistic trade options for the Packers before deadline

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WR Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

Another Denver Broncos player the Packers could make an offer for is wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.

Like Okwuegbunam, Jeudy is still on his rookie deal, so his contract would be affordable for Green Bay. He is also a former first-round pick, having been selected 15th overall in 2020.

Jeudy hasn’t become a star wide receiver like the Broncos would’ve hoped when they drafted him so high, although he’s had bad luck with injuries, and his quarterback play hasn’t exactly been great in Denver.

What Jeudy has shown is sky-high potential. He averages a healthy 15 yards per reception in his career, and is also a talented yards-after-catch receiver. According to Pro Football Reference, 175 of Jeudy’s 386 receiving yards have come after the catch this season.

Drops were an issue in his rookie year, as he made 10, but it’s an area Jeudy has improved in, as he has only had a total of five drops since.

A switch from Nathaniel Hackett’s offense to Matt LaFleur’s system should be relatively straightforward, as Hackett was LaFleur’s offensive coordinator in Green Bay for the past three seasons.

Jeudy has WR1 upside and could be the difference-maker the Packers need on offense. There is some risk, of course, but Jeudy’s potential is clear.