The Cleveland Browns expressed significant interest in acquiring wide receiver Jerry Jeudy during the offseason, but since then, the price for his acquisition has decreased considerably. Instead, they secured Elijah Moore at minimal cost as part of their wide receiver overhaul.
Nonetheless, the Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver situation remains uncertain beyond the 2023 season.
Opting for Jerry Jeudy’s fifth-year option could provide them with an elite route runner for an additional two years after this season.
Amari Cooper’s contract is poised to become particularly challenging to manage after this year, and Donovan Peoples-Jones and Marquise Goodwin are heading for free agency. As a result, the composition of the Browns’ wide receiver corps in 2024 could look drastically different.
Considering these factors, adding another player who would stay beyond a single season could help mitigate potential disruptions in the future, especially if the acquisition cost (rumored to be a second-round pick during the offseason) has decreased.
The expense of approximately $2 million for Denver to part ways with Jeudy would be a manageable sunk cost for them.
Denver will probably see how things go the next few games before they decide to unload him.