The Indianapolis Colts have suffered quite a bit of adversity already this season through Week 6.
Star running back Jonathan Taylor held out of training camp and missed the first four games of the season as he was looking for a lucrative contract extension, and since returning, he hasn’t looked like himself.
Then in Week 5 versus the Tennessee Titans, rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson, the No. 4 pick in April’s draft, sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder, and he will miss the rest of the season as he will need surgery to repair the joint.
But somehow, the Colts have battled to a respectable 3-3 record, highlighted by their overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.
With the October 31 trade deadline approaching, they could use another threat at wide receiver, and via Dov Kleiman, they have talked to the Denver Broncos about acquiring Jerry Jeudy.
The two sides have had "Extensive" trade talks it and while nothing is agreed to yet, things have progressed and it is no longer just "exploratory conversations." https://t.co/ucTR5GqOGK https://t.co/6mKiaE08Px pic.twitter.com/h5EVcqC0wP
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 19, 2023
With a 1-5 record, the Broncos are suffering through another miserable season, and rumor has it that Jeudy and possibly at least one of their other players could be had on the trade market.
Jeudy, 24, posted 972 yards and six touchdowns last season, and so far this year, he has 20 catches for 222 yards.
The Colts have a stud wideout in Michael Pittman Jr., who is at 406 receiving yards and one touchdown through six games, while rookie wideout Josh Downs has contributed 28 catches for 276 yards so far in 2023.
An upgrade at wide receiver, coupled with a return to form by Taylor, could be enough to allow Indianapolis to compete for a Wild Card playoff spot this winter.NEXT: Colts Owner Shares Official Anthony Richardson Injury Update