By: Shelby Manning
Since being drafted out of Southern Methodist University in 2018 by the Denver Broncos, Courtland Sutton has made a fast jump from a #3 to a #1 and having a fantastic season, despite the woes that plagued the Broncos’ offense throughout most of the year, and playing with three different starting QB’s in 2019 alone.
Courtland Sutton began 2018 behind the likes of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, the dynamic duo during the Peyton Manning era and the Denver Broncos Super Bowl run. Thomas would be traded in October 2018, showing the confidence that the front office had in Sutton to progress quickly.
Sanders would then be traded in 2019, leaving Sutton as the #1 receiver, a role he has proven he is deserving of. At 68 receptions, 1,060 yards and 6 TD’s, Sutton is averaging 15.6 yards a catch. Sutton is arguably one of the biggest Pro Bowl snubs this season, as he has proven he was a worthy candidate.
Honorable Mentions: Phillip Lindsay, Dalton Risner, Derek Wolfe, Von Miller, Drew Lock, Shelby Harris