The Denver Broncos gave fans their first look at Jerry Jeudy in his new team colors.
NFL teams around the league are reporting for COVID-19 testing, physicals, equipment fitting, and a little bit of light on-field work. The Denver Broncos had quarterbacks and rookies report earlier in the week with other veterans close behind.
First-round pick Jerry Jeudy obviously reported for duty, signed his rookie contract, and got fitted for his new Broncos equipment on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, he was out on the field wearing some of it, and it’s a glorious sight.
You love to see it, indeed.
Up to this point, we have not seen Jeudy in his Denver Broncos uniform whatsoever. He’s been seen on Instagram and Twitter wearing some Broncos gear — hats, t-shirts, and the like, but to see him rocking his no. 10 practice jersey is very exciting.
The majority of Broncos Country rightly has huge expectations for Jeudy, the former Biletnikoff Award winner at Alabama.
Jeudy is arguably the highest-profile prospect to come to the Broncos in John Elway’s tenure. Of course, he’s not the highest-drafted player in Broncos history by any means, but he’s certainly one of the most highly touted prospects to come along dating back to his days as a high-school five-star prospect.
Jeudy also has a bit of a different level of celebrity coming from the vaunted Alabama program. The national spotlight has been on Jeudy more than most guys who get drafted to the Broncos, and the star power is really evident with him.
Jeudy is the first Alabama player the Broncos have drafted since John Elway started making the draft decisions in 2011. He’s also the first receiver the team has selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since Demaryius Thomas in 2010.
In so many ways, expectations are high for Jeudy. He’s being pegged as the greatest route runner basically to ever come from the college ranks, and he will be counted on to become the Broncos’ WR2 behind Courtland Sutton sooner rather than later.
It’s great to see him out on the practice field after all that has gone on in the last five months.