Denver Broncos: Stock up, stock down after Patriots win
DaeSean Hamilton, WR
DaeSean Hamilton was not the only receiver to drop a pass on Sunday, this much is true. It may seem unfair to call out Hamilton, but it also makes sense to.
As previously stated, Hamilton did not have the only drop of the game, but he did have the most pivotal, and his dropped pass was the one that most definitely should have been hauled in.
Drew Lock put a perfect pass right into the hands of Hamilton during the third quarter, but Hamilton just could not haul the pass in. Had Hamilton made the play, the Denver Broncos would have set up a shot inside the five-yard line in the red zone, and perhaps would have scored a touchdown on the day.
Hamilton was only targeted one more time throughout the game and finished the day with zero receptions.
Five games in, Hamilton has just three receptions on the season, despite being targeted 11 times.
When Hamilton was brought to Denver alongside Courtland Sutton, there was much optimism surrounding the duo emerging as a top threat. However, while Sutton hit his stride, Hamilton has yet to.
And now, with Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler being brought into the system, along with Tim Patrick — who is emerging into a favorite target for both Lock and Rypien — one can’t help but wonder where Hamilton’s role lies.
As Hamilton continues to struggle, the likelihood that he will lose all and any role in this offense goes up. Realistically, it’s not unthinkable that DaeSean Hamilton may not be on the roster going into 2021.