Courtland Sutton looks better than ever, has career day vs. Jaguars

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Courtland Sutton has a career day vs the Jacksonville Jaguars and couldn’t look any better.

The Denver Broncos spoil the Jaguars home opener with a dominant second half from the offense and defense. The final score was 23-13 at TIAA Bank Field.

The defense did not look real good on the very first drive of the game, as Kyle Fuller was a victim throughout the drive. The defensive unit would eventually bounce back and take over the game, as they forced two interceptions off of Trevor Lawrence.

They only gave six points the whole game again, but the special teams allowed a 102-yard touchdown return on the kickoff in the fourth quarter to make it 13 points in total.

The offense developed a rhythm in the very first drive of the game but it took a bit to get going. One of the main factors of the offense looking better as the game went on was a player we all expected to carry the load with the absence of Jerry Jeudy.

That name is Courtland Sutton.

Courtland Sutton carried the offense and has the best game of his young career.

From the beginning of the game, Teddy Bridgewater was getting Sutton involved in the offense early, and it paid off for the rest of the game. Bridgewater targeted him 12 times in the game with a couple of deep shots as well.

In particular, one of the deep shots in the first quarter was almost caught for a big gain but it appeared that the DB got there a bit early and the referee did not call defensive pass interference. This will happen again in the first half when Bridgewater throws it deep to Sutton on the left sideline and there is a clear jersey tug that prevents him catching up to the ball to make a play. Again, there was no call for pass interference.

Sutton’s career day totaled:

  • 9 Receptions (12 Targets)
  • 159 yards receiving (AVG 17.7)
  • Longest play being 55 yards

The play that got the Denver Broncos rolling was the second play coming out of half time. Bridgewater connects deep with Sutton on a 55-yard gain that gets the Broncos into the red-zone. The offense will go on to score a touchdown on this drive to make it a two possession game.

Sutton looked better than ever and we all can agree, we missed him. We all want to see him succeed in his young career and that injury he suffered last year put everything to a stop. But it’s pretty awesome to witness Sutton come back and have a career day.

With the Broncos having their home opener next week against the New York Jets, Sutton will look to have a similar impact and carry that momentum at Mile High.