Denver Broncos: Pat Shurmur sees growth in Jerry Jeudy ‘every day’

Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy had an up and down rookie season in 2020. He had his share of drops, including a five-drop game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.

However, he did have 52 receptions on 113 targets (46 percent), 856 receiving yards and three touchdowns. While we would love for his touchdown number to be higher, there’s still time.

Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has already seen improvement in Jeudy’s game and that’s a good thing, especially this early in the process.

"“I think Jerry has really done an outstanding job in practice. I don’t have anything to base offseason to offseason because we didn’t have it last year. He’s really taken what we saw last year in practice and in games and really worked on it. It’s good challenge every day running against the secondary that we have and that we put on the field. Jerry has been out there being very competitive. He’s made his plays and I can see growth every day.”— Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur (quotes via Broncos PR)"

It is easy to bash a player for a five-drop game Jeudy had, but the fact is that Jeudy is going to be fine. As Shurmur said, the team did not have a regular offseason last year, which affected every player—including Jeudy.

Life will not always be like this. As things get back to normal, so will an NFL offseason. It already has started.

We have seen Jeudy do some pretty spectacular things while in the league, practice, or game. It’s about being consistent and catching every pass that comes his way. As of right now, we don’t know 100 percent who the team’s starting quarterback will be. However, with Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater throwing passes to Jeudy and the other receivers, it’s a good way of improving on his game.

We often say that players need to shake off bad performances. While I am sure Jeudy has moved on, he surely has not forgotten about that game. Shurmur and the rest of the Broncos coaches, as well as Jeudy’s teammates, should continue to have all the faith in the world in him.