Denver Broncos: Expectations for WR room in 2021 season

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Tyrie Cleveland, Denver Broncos
Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland (16) before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Tyrie Cleveland, Seth Williams, Warren Jackson

In 2021, barring something crazy, these three are not expected to be major contributors.

If any, Cleveland could be the one who sees the field. He overall had promised last year when pressed into time. If I had a comparison, Cleveland could be a cheaper version of Cordarrelle Patterson.

His biggest contribution will be via special teams as the team’s primary kick returner. As a unit on the backend of this group, I could envision the trio prouducing150+ yards with two touchdowns. Predicting the yardage would be coming from Cleveland, along with a couple of nice plays from Seth Williams (two touchdowns)

Warren Jackson is a guy that just cracks the roster but doesn’t see but a handful on snaps. Jackson may sneak a reception in there, but don’t be surprised if he doesn’t catch any passes in 2020. This should be a learning year for not only Jackson but also Williams.

In summation, I truly believe this is one of the strongest wide receiver groups in the NFL. This group has a guy for every role, and one’s who accel there.

Courtland Sutton will win the majority of jump balls. Jerry Jeudy looks like Allen Iverson put on a helmet, and KJ Hamler will run right past you if you take your eyes off him. Ask the Carolina Panthers.

Tim Patrick will take the ball from you if one of the prior three doesn’t already have it on their way to the end zone. When I say take, I mean he plays like he truly believes the football is his.

If this wide receiver group produced 3,550 yards and 29 total offensive touchdowns in 17 games, I would be happy.