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Over the past several weeks, there has been a lot of talk and speculation suggesting that the Denver Broncos could be looking to trade top wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton. But according to head coach Sean Payton, that’s not the case at all.

During an interview this week, Sean Payton made it very clear that the team does not intend to trade either of those two players.

“We’re not trading those two players,” Payton said according to the NFL’s official website. “When people call and the phone rings like it does this time of year, [Broncos General Manager] George Paton’s job is to pick it up and say, ‘Hey. Tell you what, we’re not.’ And so, we’ve received calls, you bet. Those are two good football players. But we’re in the business of gathering talent right now. Why do people call? Because they know we’re void of draft picks and that we might, because there was some discussions a year ago, I think, regarding Courtland. But we like the current group that we’re working with.”

It’s quite a bold and definitive announcement, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.

While it sounds like there was definitely some interest in these two players from around the league, it’s clear that they will remain with the Broncos at least for now.