Denver Broncos: Courtland Sutton wants to be a Bronco for life
Courtland Sutton wants to be a Denver Broncos player for life.
A life commitment is exactly that. Two people are with one another to the end of the line. There are variables that certainly come into play regarding his contract. That is between the agent and team; however, it’s very important to understand what is in the best interest of the player.
For Courtland Sutton, he wants to be in Denver “till death do us part.”
Sutton would join Demaryius Thomas as the next great wideout to receive his second contract with the team. In order for Sutton to be a Denver Broncos player for life, he will have to get a third contract as well. As it stands now, Sutton is as talented as Thomas in close to every single area.
Despite the ACL injury in 2020 and missing all of the regular season (except the Pittsburgh Steelers game), Sutton is already destined to be a top-five player at his position when all is said and done. Contrary to what some in the national media believe, Sutton is a physical freak. In baseball terms, he is a five-tool player. Sutton is capable of doing nearly everything on the field well.
Back when Emmanuel Sanders and Chris Harris were members of the Denver Broncos they had called Sutton “Baby Megatron.” If you watch Sutton play it’s easy to understand why. Sutton is a 50/50 wide receiver who wins every single deep pass because of his long arms and tremendous hands to catch everything in his radius.
Frankly, Sutton is more of a 70/30 or 80/20 wideout. If Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater throws up a deep ball to Sutton, then be will come down with it more often than not. Sutton is an absolute machine in that area. As mentioned before, that’s not all Sutton is as a player.
Thomas was a very huge specimen in his own right and a tremendous receiver capable of taking a slant or screen the distance. Some will say Sutton is a slant merchant and it’s the furthest thing from. Like Thomas, Sutton is a menace when running the slant. He is a home run wideout with the ball in his hands.
Once the ball is in his hands, it is unbelievable a player of his size moves as fast as he does. Sutton is a threat to score every time he gets the ball. If it so happens Sutton is in the same discussion as Thomas and Rod Smith when all is said and done, it’ll be due to his immense talent and work ethic.
One thing Sutton has done in this off-season is getting right mentally and physically to get in the right frame of mind. This injury from Sutton very well could be a blessing in disguise he needs to help form him into the player he wants to be. If it all comes together, Sutton will put together another 1,000-yard season, and this time with potentially only two quarterbacks who start.
The last time Sutton had 1,000 yards it was with three quarterbacks who started (Joe Flacco, Brandon Allen, and Drew Lock). This year it might be Lock and Bridgewater.
The final thing that must be repeated for Courtland Sutton to want to be a Denver Broncos player for life is the culture instilled by new GM Georg Paton.
In his first season as GM, Paton has re-signed Justin Simmons, Shelby Harris, and Kareem Jackson. The standard now set by Paton is if you play at the level that meets Paton’s expectations, then you will be rewarded with an extension. This was the case with both Simmons and Harris. Both of them played at a very high clip and were rewarded with the contract they deserved.
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If all goes according to plan, Sutton should be getting his second contract with Denver keeping him on track in staying in the Mile High City for life.