5 trades the Commanders should consider to boost playoff chances in 2023

These moves might help the Commanders in their quest for the playoffs...

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Commanders could trade for Jerry Jeudy

The Washington Commanders had high hopes for their wide receiving corps entering 2023. Their talent, previous production, and high-end upside coupled with the presence of Eric Bieniemy meant expectations were through the roof providing quarterback Sam Howell increased stability at football's most pivotal position.

While the likes of Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel have flashed, others haven't. Jahan Dotson is going through a sophomore slump currently, Dyami Brown is on the brink of being a lost cause, and Byron Pringle is nothing more than a rotational piece at best.

Unless something changes in the coming weeks, Washington might want to add another potentially prolific presence to make sure Howell's encouraging progress stays on track. As previously stated, the Denver Broncos could be sellers at the trade deadline given their current state, so let's start there.

Speculation continues to mount about Jerry Jeudy being on the trade block. Something just isn't clicking with the former first-round pick and quarterback Russell Wilson of late, which is leading to clear frustrations as a result.

Jeudy's had some injury troubles throughout his career, but his route running is elite. This makes him the perfect scheme fit for Bieniemy and at just over $12 million in the final year of his deal in 2024, represents an affordable financial option if the Commanders cannot work out an extension with Samuel.

This is reportedly going to cost a third-round pick. Again, it's affordable if the Commanders genuinely believe Jeudy could help Howell flourish further.