Denver Broncos: Three things to improve on vs. Chicago Bears
Last Saturday, the Denver Broncos’ first preseason game, there were some ups and downs. One of the highs was quarterback Chad Kelly. He did enough at third-string to be elevated to second-string, demoting Paxton Lynch.
Now that Kelly is with the second-team, he will have second-team wide receivers to throw to against the Chicago Bears. Listed on the second-team at wide receiver for the Broncos? Rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton.
Sutton finished the game with one catch for three yards. Hamilton had zero catches in his National Football League preseason debut.
When Case Keenum exits the game on Saturday, it’s likely that Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will go to the sidelines as well. Chad Kelly won’t have the top two receivers on the team to throw to, but that’s okay. He will have Sutton and Hamilton, as well as Tim Patrick and River Cracraft on the other end of his passes; two players who are desperately fighting for a spot on the roster.
Sutton has shown in practice that he has the ability to make some acrobatic catches. He’s done it day in and day out in training camp. Now it’s time for him to translate that on the field against a team that he has not faced yet.