Denver Broncos: Courtland Sutton may have just arrived
The Denver Broncos are in dire need of instant success from about any position and we saw glimpse to the future with Courtland Sutton.
It does not take much for players to catch the eye of coaches, players, or fans. The impressive training camp tour of Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton continues to translate to games.
There’s nothing Sutton cannot do as a wide receiver.
In the third preseason game, Sutton caught a perfect pass from Case Keenum on a back shoulder throw. Sutton cleared enough separation against one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks, Josh Norman.
Sutton is a mismatch nightmare to cover.
He just uses his body in different ways no matter if the defensive back is right in his back pocket.
Every style of corner that will have problems when assigned to Sutton. There’s a chance he’s a once in a generation wideout.
It is no guarantee Sutton becomes that player, but everything that was on display Friday night does make you wonder.
In my daily podcast over at LockedOn Broncos, both Cody Roark (fellow Predominantly Orange writer) and I came up with and discussed some ‘hot takes’ for the upcoming season.
This episode, in particular, is where I predicted Sutton will catch more touchdowns than Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders.
As stated above, Sutton’s catch radius allows him to be a red zone threat. Sutton’s size gives the Denver Broncos options in three-wide sets with Sanders in the slot and Thomas/Sutton on the outside.
After the game a Broncos veteran called Sutton “Megatron Jr.”
The Megatron nickname was given to former Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson.
Johnson is one the NFL’s best to ever play wide receiver. If Sutton is even remotely close to Johnson’s production, then the Broncos’ weapon might become a heralded name for years to come in the NFL.
There’s still the route running part of his craft that needs to get better.
However, after seeing Sutton fight to come back to the quarterback and run successful intermediate routes, he might arrive faster than we think.
If you are a Denver Broncos fan, it might be time to buy jersey stock in Courtland Sutton.