Grading the 2019 Broncos wide receivers

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton snubbed in Madden 22. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton snubbed in Madden 22. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /
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Diontae Spencer
DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Diontae Spencer #11 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field before the game Oakland Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High on December 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 16-15. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Other wide receivers

Diontae Spencer: Six receptions, 31 yards

Spencer was used primarily as the team’s return man, therefore did not see the field as much. I believe that role for him will continue. Because of his limited role on offense, I will not be assigning him a grade. But he has nearly broken a long return a couple times. I feel if his role continues, we may see him return one to the house sooner rather than later.

Fred Brown: Two receptions, 21 yards

Fred Brown did not see the field much. He was mostly on the bench either not playing or as a healthy scratch. So, no grade for him. Which is a surprise since he did well in preseason for the Broncos. It is uncertain what his role will be going forward, but he very well could be a scratch if he makes the final roster for the majority of games.


Without a doubt, this position needs an upgrade on offense. Courtland Sutton cannot be the only wide out that can produce. The team is going to need a true number two guy if the team plans to succeed in 2020.

Next. Shelby Harris could be gone in offseason. dark

I believe Denver will focus on this position either in free agency or the draft. The draft has a lot of talent at the wide receiver position and I believe Denver will be using one of their draft picks to get one, if they don’t find an option in free agency.