7 realistic trade targets for the Kansas City Chiefs before NFL's deadline

The NFL trade deadline is imminent, with the Kansas City Chiefs potentially on the lookout for a wide receiver to boost their struggling offense. Possibilities include Marquise "Hollywood" Brown from the Arizona Cardinals, Darius Slayton from the New York Giants, or the Denver Broncos' Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy.
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3. Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos

Why this move makes sense: I get it, I get it. Divisional opponents usually do not make trades with one another. In fact, most of the time it seems like the teams need to be in opposite conferences for a deal to be struck. While I know that this seems like it's exceedingly rare, the Broncos know that they need to hit the "Restart" button and build for later years. If they can get compensation for anyone who is not a bona fide star, they should probably take it.

For the Chiefs, it has been no secret that the combination of Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney has been a disappointment. It's nice to see Rashee Rice get some work, but they are in need of a veteran wide receiver who can create space. Jeudy and Sutton are both capable players who are not going to break the bank or cost an exorbitant amount of draft capital. The Broncos need draft capital. It makes sense outside of the "who is trading with whom."

Potential compensation: 2nd Round Pick

Considering that both Sutton and Jeudy went in the top 100 of their classes, the Broncos are going to want to get a pick in return that will come close to matching their capabilities. At this point in the season, it has been obvious that there is a disconnect between Jeudy and Wilson in Sean Payton's offense. Jeudy, despite being considered their best receiver, has not yet logged a 100-yard game this season.

For either Jeudy or Sutton, a second-round pick should suffice, unless the Broncos are worried that a trade like that would haunt them any more than losing 16 straight times. The Broncos have been rumored to be in the process of "tearing down." At this stage of the process, the Chiefs could become beneficiaries.