Let’s get one thing right, things are not good with the Tennessee Titans offense at the moment.
Even though they beat the Indianapolis Colts again by a score of 19-10 this past Sunday, they did so without scoring an offensive touchdown, almost fully because of issues at wide receiver and offensive line.
The NFL trade deadline of November 1 is almost here, and if the Tennessee Titans are serious about going deep in the playoffs, they almost have to make a move to aid one or both of those position groups.
DJ Moore is obviously an intriguing option, but his contract realistically makes such a move unfeasible for the Titans. There are other names such as Brandin Cooks, Elijah Moore, Chase Claypool, and others whose names have floated around for one reason or another, but many of them seem hard to imagine on the team as well.
Another guy who could realistically be traded and actually seems plausible as a fit is Jerry Jeudy, who has been held back from reaching his true potential in Denver. The Tennessee Titans have to be all over this.
Jerry Jeudy trade would be perfect for Tennessee Titans
Let’s restate the obvious, the Titans fielded quite possibly the worst receiving core in the NFL this past Sunday against the Colts. And the unfortunate thing is that it might be that way for a good bit with the way things currently stand.
Treylon Burks has to remain on injured reserve for at least two more games while he battles turf toe, and Kyle Philips has also been placed in I.R. Even when both are back fully healthy, their involvement will still be a question as both are rookies.
You just cannot keep waiting for both of them to eventually break out this year, so a move has to be made to help the team and take some pressure off of the rookies. And Jerry Jeudy would be the perfect addition to a group that desperately needs a threat.
The talent is obviously there, as he is a former first-round pick who is a tremendous route-runner and dangerous with the ball in his hands. He has done more with less production-wise, as he had 856 yards in his first season with a horrible quarterback, and is averaging more yards per game this year with arguably an even worse offense than he had then.
Here you can see just one example here of how the Broncos are failing to maximize his talent.
The cost to acquire him would be well justified, depending on As a bonus, he has this year and next year on his rookie contract at under $5M per year, and they would have to opportunity to pick up his fifth-year option for 2024 if things went well enough.
Bringing in Jeudy would be a low-risk move with a good chance of a huge reward in the future. He is proven enough to the point where we would expect him to be heavily used in the Tennessee Titans offense, but also is very likely to outperform the value of the compensation for which he would be traded.
And what if the acquisition goes so well that the two sides agree to an extension after his rookie contract? Then the Titans will have one of their big playmakers brought in for only a mid-round pick, which is not bad business at all.
With Jeudy in this offense, the Titans would go from an absolutely terrible receiving core to one with him, Robert Woods, Treylon Burks, and Kyle Philips, which could very well be a scary group and open things up greatly in the run game. This opportunity could not be more perfect for Jon Robinson to pounce on.