Why the Denver Broncos should be motivated to trade for Julio Jones
5. Jerry Jeudy’s drop issues
Let’s quickly address the elephant in the room — Jerry Jeudy’s drop issues.
As much as everyone wants to pay attention to Drew Lock’s struggles throughout the 2020 season, it’s hard to ignore the impact that some of Jerry Jeudy’s drops had on the outcome of games.
At least in the Tennessee game to open the season and the Los Angeles Chargers game late, Jeudy’s drop issues may have cost the Denver Broncos one victory, possibly two.
Winning is a team deal, so you can’t just pin Jeudy’s drops as the sole reason for a loss, but it certainly contributed heavily.
Jeudy’s struggles with drops as a rookie seem to be getting buried somewhat by the thought that he will just figure it out. It’s not altogether uncommon for rookie receivers to struggle with drops and it’s also not uncommon for receivers to excel over the course of their careers despite issues with drops.
I’m not here to say that Jerry Jeudy is or will be some kind of bust. He almost touched 900 yards last season with quarterback issues as well as the drops.
With that being said, having Julio Jones around as a mentor and someone who can maybe pick up some slack on the offense as well as be a resource for Jeudy would be huge.
These two players have a connection as former Alabama Crimson Tide receivers and perhaps having Jones around could be to Jerry Jeudy what having DeMarcus Ware once was for Von Miller’s career.