Denver Broncos ink deal with first rounder Jerry Jeudy
The Denver Broncos got 1st-round pick Jerry Jeudy under contract as rookies report.
It was a long-shot for the Denver Broncos to even draft Jerry Jeudy, a wide receiver from Alabama.
John Elway even mentioned in interviews the possibility of selecting Jeudy seeming remote. In every mock draft scenario they ran, the Broncos never were given an opportunity to snag him.
Today, it became officially official as the Broncos and Jeudy agreed to his first of many contracts in his NFL career. It is a four-year deal with an opportunity to be a five-year. The fifth-year, of course, is the fifth-year option every first-round pick has attached to their deal. It will be Denver’s choice to pick up that option entering the fourth year.
Jeudy was well regarded by many as the top of class regarding the wide receiver group. Some felt it was CeeDee Lamb of Oklahoma. Lamb is an exceptional talent as well and deserves consideration also.
On draft night, the Denver Broncos had themselves a perfect lineup of choices with the 15th pick. If they would have chosen Jeudy or Lamb, there would not be a wrong answer. Denver rolled with Jeudy and his impact will already be a big one.
If you could picture a perfect wide receiver of route running, hands, and underrated speed, that would be Jerry Jeudy. The speed is a trait making Jeudy’s fit extra special. Courtland Sutton needed his ‘Robin’ next to him and Jeudy is more than just a Robin. Sutton is a Batman and Jeudy is a Superman. Two elite players that will help their young quarterback.
Jeudy’s rookie impact
The strongest area of impact Jeudy will give the offense is the short-area quickness to get open on releases post-snap. Jeudy’s clean breaks off the line freeing him from defensive backs allow Drew Lock to make a quick read. This means Jeudy will be open more often than not on the first read.
That is, of course, if Jeudy is Lock’s first read. Expect a huge impact from Jeudy in year one. Offensive Rookie of the Year will be hard to achieve for Jeudy, but he will find himself a primary target of Lock in year one and beyond.
Furthermore, with the addition of Jeudy to the wide receiver corps alongside Sutton, it would not be surprising to see Denver have two 1,000-yard receivers in 2020. It is not out of the realm of possibility either.
Denver did it with Trevor Siemian at quarterback when Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders were still with the Broncos. Jeudy and Sutton are both younger and have a good chance to grow together in Denver. This means relationships will be established with one another and their quarterback. A rapport like this goes a long way to consecutive seasons of success.
Saddle up Broncos fans, Jeudy is officially in the fold.