Denver Broncos: Expectations for WR room in 2021 season

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Dec 6, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) catches a touchdown pass while defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland (21) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Tim Patrick


This entire article isn’t about someone getting “MOSS’d,” it just so happens the Denver Broncos have multiple guys that are capable of doing so. In 2020, Tim Patrick was a contested-catch artist. In fact, he led the entire NFL with an 86 completion percentage of passes thrown 20+ years downfield in 2020.

That was good enough for first place in the NFL.

Patrick may see fewer opportunities in 2021 with the return of an improved Jerry Jeudy and healthy Courtland Sutton, but I still expect to see him productive. He is able to be productive in limited snaps, as his two receptions a game could surpass 40 yards a game.

Potentially, Patrick records 40 receptions for 500 yards and 4 touchdowns in this particular role. For a wide receiver seeing WR3 & WR4 snaps, this would be immense production.

Unlike in 2020, when Patrick is lined up, he will not be seeing the opposing team’s top cornerback. If I’m asked, who would you take to win a one-on-one, Tim Patrick or CB4?

I’m taking Patrick, then Patrick again, and again.