The Green Bay Packers decided not to make any moves at the trade deadline. A decision that has come under heavy fire from the fans and media. It was easier to explain in 2019, 2020 and 2021 why Gutekunst stood pat at the trade deadline. The Packers were 7-1, 5-2 and 7-1 in those respective seasons. Gutekunst clearly thought he had enough to make a Super Bowl run in those years. This year Green Bay sits 3-5 and certainly do not look like a Super Bowl Contender. However, more players continue to surface that Green Bay reportedly attempted to acquire. Jerry Jeudy from the Denver Broncos is someone who Green Bay looked into.
Jerry Jeudy Almost A Green Bay Packer?
At 2-5 and four straight losses, the Denver Broncos quickly found themselves in last place in a very competitive AFC West division. Two of their key receivers, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler, have a year and a half left on their rookie contracts, which will pay Jeudy $2.7 million and Hamler $1.6 million in 2023. Many thought that either one of (or both) of these players would be traded.
Jeudy, a former first-round pick, is on pace for a career-high 55.1 yards per game in 2022. Jeudy has 1,709 receiving yards in his career so far. This is the official report about the Packers reaching out:
For the record the Packers did check in on WR Jerry Jeudy, but weren't close to offering what would have been needed.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) November 2, 2022
It is likely the Broncos wanted a first round pick for the young receiver. Something Green Bay wasn’t ready to give up. Jeudy will be a name to watch in the off-season to see if he is either traded or released. He could still find himself in the Green and Gold, but that will have to wait.