Denver Broncos breakout player no. 5: Jerry Jeudy, WR
After his rookie season was sort of up-and-down due to dropped passes, I think everyone was in agreement that year two would be the breakout year for wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
Unfortunately, a variety of not-so-fun factors prevented that from happening.
Jeudy suffered an injury in the first game of the season that landed him on temporary injured reserve. Upon his return to the lineup, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur sent Jeudy in motion behind the line of scrimmage more than he sent him running routes, it seemed.
Jeudy became the decoy for the offense, which makes no sense in hindsight because he’s one of the team’s most creative in the open field with the ball in his hands and he’s also the guy who gets open the easiest at the wide receiver position for the Broncos.
Denver’s misuse of Jerry Jeudy last year is something everyone in Broncos Country was embarrassed by, and for good reason.
Now, Jeudy has an elite quarterback slinging him passes and an offensive staff that should unquestionably do a better job at getting him opportunities and touches.
Year three has now become the year for Jerry Jeudy.
Not only should he be expected to break out, but I think there’s a chance Jeudy could wind up leading the Denver Broncos in every receiving category.
Of course, he’ll have plenty of competition there from Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick, but Jeudy’s combination of speed, quickness, vision in the open field, and ability to win at all levels of the field is unmatched on this roster.
The Denver Broncos didn't have a first-round pick, but they have some mid-to-late-round picks that could turn some heads at training camp.
It’s going to be a massive breakout season for Jerry Jeudy now that the Broncos have a true star quarterback under center.