For Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton, he performed well during the 2019 season. A certain AFC cornerback had some motivating words for him.
It can be tough on a NFL wide receiver to deal with three different quarterback changes during the 16 game season that is the National Football League. Courtland Sutton was a player that had to work with Joe Flacco, Brandon Allen, and Drew Lock.
Somehow, Sutton never missed a step and ended up recording 1,112 yards on 72 receptions. While he was only able to find the end zone six times, he showed massive growth from year one to year two.
Now without Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders in Denver, Courtland Sutton will most likely overtake the top wide receiver position for a full season going into 2020. And it could not come at a most opportune time. Drew Lock should be the starting quarterback and the team has a lot of promise going into the new decade.
Sutton’s performance was solid but not enough to get the Pro Bowl nod initially. But an injury to a starting wide out gave him the chance to showcase his talents among some of the elite. And it caught the eye of Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Joe Haden, whom is one of the top corners in the league.
"“He kind of reminds me of [Bengals receiver] A.J. Green. They’re very similar in size [and] build. He can go deep, he can jump and catch the ball in the red zone. I think he is a very special player.” -Joe Haden (via Broncos team site)"
To have that kind of recognition among one of the best defensive secondary position players in the game is quite a high remark for a guy entering his third year in the league. It goes to show that perhaps Courtland Sutton is turning heads. At least he did among a great cornerback in the AFC.
Both of these guys could have a chance to face off in 2020 when the Broncos travel to Pittsburgh next season at a date to be determined. Sutton is on the move and getting the recognition.