Jerry Jeudy’s Denver Broncos debut was exciting, but it’s important to not let his two drops linger.
The Denver Broncos and the rest of the NFL saw Jerry Jeudy explode onto the scene during Monday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans. Jeudy showed strong flashes of why he will be a force in the NFL, but the drops are something he will need to fix.
Coming into the NFL his drops were a negative trait, but with where he stands as a polished wideout the expectation is he will look past the two critical drops and move on. This falls simply of course on his work ethic.
Even before stepping onto Empower Field at Mile High Stadium for the first time, Jeudy showed diligence to become a dynamic, complete wide receiver. Many players in the Alabama program and elsewhere rave about where Jeudy is at his position before reaching the big stage.
This is why it is expected Jeudy will hit the jugs machine to fix the issue regarding the drops. Yes, there’s an argument it happened at a crucial point in a game. Remember, rookies, are expected to make mistakes.
Of course including the ones more complete than others. Yet, despite these crucial drops, it seems Jeudy is poised for a breakout game already this season. If the Denver Broncos get good news regarding Courtland Sutton, then Jeudy will see significant chances against Pittsburgh.
Jeudy showed so much explosiveness after the catch that Denver will need to get creative on how to get him involved. Whether this is a screen game or short intermediate passing game, Jeudy is talented enough to make Drew Lock happy Sunday.
Yes. Jeudy’s drops were crucial, but they happened on something every young wide receiver deals with in the NFL. Running without the ball is regular for rookies and comes from concentration. As we said earlier, once Jeudy hits the jugs machine there will be no telling what happens. Jeudy is too talented to let one game define him.
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On Sunday there is a good chance he does have that breakout game. If Sutton does play, this means extra responsibility to him opening action to Noah Fant and Jeudy. Jeudy’s release right off the line opens a quick reaction for Lock to see him immediately.
Then this is where the magic happens. The offensive coordinator gives the best weapons opportunities to be successful. Let’s say Jeudy’s matchup is Steven Nelson, there could be action early and often Sunday.
Jeudy’s first 100-yard game will happen and with Sutton likely making his 2020 debut, it’s possible that day is Sunday. Denver has so many weapons after Sutton that it is ready to explode at some point.
Maybe Denver does not wait till the Tampa Bay game to free up the playbook. The Steelers game can show offensive explosiveness today.
Do not be surprised if it involves Jeudy often.