Following the Denver Broncos' exciting victory over the Chargers in Drew Lock's debut, whose stock is up and whose is down? Let's break it down here.
The Denver Broncos have finally landed in the win column again! The Broncos prevailed at home over the Los Angeles Chargers 23-20 in a thrilling last-second victory on Sunday afternoon at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver.
While the Broncos still will not be reaching the playoffs and may have moved down in the 2020 draft order, it was an exciting game and felt good to see our beloved Broncos back in the win column, albeit an ugly win.
How the Denver Broncos won today is how they have lost so many games in 2019 -- a last-second field goal set up by a penalty, this one going against Casey Hayward for defensive pass interference, setting Brandon McManus up for the 53-yard game-winner. Now that the Broncos have won, let's take a closer look at this week's stock report, and find out whose stock is on the rise and whose is on the downward swing.
In the event of a victory, why not start out with breaking down the good?
Courtland Sutton, WR
Courtland Sutton displays his talent once again against the Chargers, accounting for the only two TD's of the game, the first a catch worthy of the SportsCenter Top 10 list. Although only targeted five times, he hauled in four receptions for 74 yards and averaged 18.5 yards a catch.
Sutton recorded his fifth and sixth receiving TD's on the year in Sunday's contest, already two more than he finished with in 2018.
Although trading veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders was a heartbreak to much of Broncos Country, the trade truly worked out in the interest of both parties -- the Denver Broncos received needed draft picks to build for the future, Courtland Sutton was able to make an easy transition into WR #1, and Emmanuel Sanders was able to contribute to a team that is winning right now.
Sutton seems to become more and more special of a player with each passing week, and his chemistry with Drew Lock bodes well for the production of this offense. Sutton is having a Pro Bowl campaign season, and as a scary thought for the rest of the AFC West, is only 24 years old and a matchup nightmare.