The Green Bay Packers have a talented young wide receiver corps, but there's room for improvement. Green Bay's lack of experience on offense was evident in the opening five games of the season.
Whether it's receivers running wrong routes, dropping passes, or not fighting for the football, there have been frustrating mistakes this season despite their potential.
The Packers don't need to make any drastic changes for the sake of it. This young receiving corps will improve as they play more games with Jordan Love. But if an opportunity presents itself before the deadline, Green Bay shouldn't hesitate to make it happen.
GM Brian Gutekunst isn't going to trade for a veteran receiver nearing 30. The Packers aren't a piece or two away from a Super Bowl. They are building for the future, so any deals must bear that in mind.
What if the Packers could add a young receiver with untapped potential for a reasonable price?
The Denver Broncos are a mess. Denver has lost four of its opening five games, ranks dead last in most defensive categories, and allowed 70 points to the Miami Dolphins. But Nathaniel Hackett put together one of the worst coaching jobs in NFL history, right Sean Payton?
Packers should consider deal for Jerry Jeudy ahead of trade deadline
Denver's disastrous start could make them sellers at the trade deadline. One name to watch is wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
According to Matt Lombardo of FanBuzz, the Broncos are expected to trade Jeudy before the deadline.
Enter the Packers?
Jeudy is a former first-round pick who entered the league with sky-high potential. He hasn't met those lofty expectations, but poor quarterback play hasn't helped.
The good news? Jeudy is only 24 years old and is coming off a career year: He made 67 catches for 972 yards and six touchdowns last season. He is off to a steady start in 2023, with 17 receptions for 208 yards in four games.
Jeudy still has WR1 potential. A fresh start in a better offensive system may help him reach those heights. A chance to play in Matt LaFleur's offense could get him there.
It all comes down to the Broncos' asking price. The Packers are unlikely to send a first-rounder Denver's way, but if the Broncos are happy to settle for a Day 2 pick, Gutekunst should pick up the phone.
A receiving corps of Jeudy, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Jayden Reed? Yeah, that works. Talk about potential. And the best part? They are all 24 and younger.