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2022 NFL Trade Deadline: Broncos, Steelers Should Find a Way to Upgrade Rosters by Moving Jeudy, Claypool

The Denver Broncos need to get better on offense. It may appear counterintuitive to trade away Jerry Jeudy in an effort to upgrade the offense, but the Broncos, in Courtland Sutton and KJ Hamler, have two good wide receivers already. The third receiver becomes a luxury when you have other weaknesses on the team.

Denver could look to trade one of their three quality wide receivers to acquire picks to upgrade the offense in the long term. With an abundance of talent at receiver right now, the Broncos could use this as an opportunity to fill another needed area. They are in a fortunate situation where they can afford to lose one of their wide receivers and remain strong at that position.

The same sentiment can be said for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers are very strong at wide receiver with Diontae Johnson, who just received a two-year extension in August, and the selection of George Pickens in the second round of last year’s NFL draft. They also have a good tight end in Pat Freiermuth and a solid running back in Najee Harris.

Pittsburgh is in a position where they could flip Claypool for a draft pick to use on an offensive lineman or a cornerback, which are two areas of need for them. Making a move like that is just good asset management. 

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