Jerry Jeudy, a wide receiver for the Broncos, has been the subject of rumors that he won’t be traded, but his recent social media activity may indicate otherwise.
Jerry Jeudy, a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, is viewed as being too expensive by the league as of this point. Denver reportedly wanted a first-round pick for Jeudy, which his prospective suitors thought was excessive given Jeudy’s level of output and recent history of injury problems.
What has changed since then?
Jeudy himself used Twitter to make an ambiguous comment about the trade commotion that, well, could be taken in a variety of ways.
The question everyone will be asking is: Who is Jeudy shushing?
Is it the media for so zealously reporting on every rumor surrounding Jeudy’s situation? Is it his own organization after Broncos head coach Sean Payton confidently said Jeudy (and Courtland Sutton) aren’t going to be traded? Is he quietly set to join a rival organization and preparing his fans for the move?
Jerry Jeudy stays mum on his shaky Broncos future in mysterious tweet
It’s anybody’s guess.
Jeudy’s top suitors are expected to be the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns. Neither team has budged in recent days regarding the Broncos’ asking price, and Payton’s decisive words on the possibility of a trade would seemingly stamp out any remaining speculation on Jeudy’s and Sutton’s futures.
Jeudy could have chosen to post a loving message to the Broncos franchise or his support for his head coach, yet his cryptic message suggests this saga is far from over.
Besides, just because a head coach says one thing doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. That’s NFL Offseason Tactics 101. Never let them know your next move.
One needs only to go back one offseason and pull up the receipts of the A.J. Brown trade. At the time, the Tennessee Titans higher-ups remained adamant that Brown was going to stay a Titan, and less than a month later, Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.