Broncos loss to Chargers highlighted by Jerry Jeudy drops
Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy had a rough day against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Broncos lost to the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 19-16 on week 16. Rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy had a very rough day.
While Jeudy did register six catches for 61 yards, most people probably won’t realize that. What they will realize, however, is Jeudy’s drops in the game.
Jeudy finished with 15 targets on Sunday, with five drops. One of those drops would have been a touchdown, giving the Broncos what could have been a lead. As they lost by just three points, that would have probably given them the win.
Following the game, Jeudy acknowledged the rough day.
Adding to the difficulties is the fact that Jeudy apparently now is second in the league in drop rate, trailing fellow Broncos rookie receiver K.J. Hamler.
Despite the drops, Jeudy had some big support from his starting quarterback Drew Lock. Lock reassured Jeudy that he was “too good to hang his head.”
That’s the type of leadership that you want to see in your quarterback.
At the end of the day, drops happen for whatever reasons. For a player who had ten 100+ yard games in college, including a game in which he surpassed 200 yards receiving, it’s a disappointing thing to see this type of game from such a talented receiver.
It’s also important to realize, though, what you’ve probably heard from the start: building a winning, successful team will take time. Even though they have had the majority of the season to build chemistry (they couldn’t build chemistry through all 16 games due to injury or COVID issues), this thing is still going to take some more time whether fans like it or not.
There is no reason for fans to panic about Jeudy’s rough day. Everybody has one every once in a while.
Now, Jeudy will have to come out the final week of the season and see if he can do better.