Commanders urged to consider trade for disgruntled wide receiver

Could this be an option for Adam Peters to consider?
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Adam Peters did a nice job maximizing assets during his first recruitment period as general manager. Everyone anticipated wholesale changes across the Washington Commanders as Josh Harris' ownership group began implementing their ambitious plans. The drastic nature of these alterations was a damning assessment of Ron Rivera's final season at the helm.

Peters knows the job isn't done. This is the first phase in his long-term proposals. The Commanders have some concerns within certain position groups. Fortunately for the front office leader, he has more capital available to make further acquisitions if the right opportunities arise.

The Commanders are No. 2 on the waiver priority order. They have $44.51 million in available salary-cap space. Peters might also examine some possibilities in the trade market despite having just six selections during the 2025 NFL Draft as it stands.

Commanders urged to explore a trade for Courtland Sutton

This was a topic discussed by Enzo Flojo from Clutch Points. The writer urged the Commanders to consider making a bold trade for disgruntled Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Something that would provide rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels with another dynamic weapon to smooth his transition.

"Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton may find himself with a new team this offseason. With Sutton and the Broncos unable to agree on a substantial contract extension, the talented receiver could be on the move. Keep in mind that the Commanders brought in rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels with the second overall pick. Having a seasoned receiver like Sutton would greatly benefit Daniels. Sutton excels at making tough catches, even when the throws are less than perfect. They could make each other look good. Sutton's tenure in Denver is a testament to this. Remember that many of the passes he caught from Russell Wilson were far from flawless."

Enzo Flojo, Clutch Points

Sutton is unhappy with his current contract status and wants a new deal. He's still getting paid handsomely, but the surge in wideout contracts around the league hasn't gone unnoticed by the player.

The Broncos have a tricky situation on their hands. They hold the cards for now. Trading another prominent weapon after shipping Jerry Jeudy to the Cleveland Browns will have huge ramifications for rookie signal-caller Bo Nix. However, head coach Sean Payton does boast Tim Patrick, Josh Reynolds, Troy Frankin, and Marvin Mims Jr. to pick up the slack.

Denver won't give Sutton away. He's got two years remaining on his deal and is one of the NFL's most underrated wide receivers. The compensation will be steep. This also means the Commanders are willing to provide the wideout with the long-term financial security he's looking for.

Considering the money also tied up in Pro Bowl pass-catcher Terry McLaurin, it seems unlikely.

This is a win-now move when the Commanders are in transition. Sutton makes this team better, there's no getting away from that. Whether Peters wants to give him $20-plus million per season and sacrifice value draft capital if the Broncos begin taking calls is debatable.

The Commanders seem willing to give the likes of Jahan Dotson, Luke McCaffrey, Olamide Zaccheaus, and Dyami Brown chances to feature within Kliff Kingsbiry's offensive scheme. If they fail to meet increased standards, a trade like this becomes more realistic.