Predicting the Denver Broncos’ starting offense in 2023 – Pass catchers
Wide receivers – Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Jarvis Landry
I thought about this for a while; the wide receiver room is going to be changed up a bit given what we’ve seen from the unit this year. Tim Patrick tore his ACL in the offseason and won’t play in 2022. Jerry Jeudy has been in and out of the lineup with injuries. KJ Hamler has had the same fate and when he is in the game, he either isn’t getting open or simply does not get the ball.
Here is what I think Denver may do in the offseason with their WR unit: Courtland Sutton stays and is the WR1. The team believes in Tim Patrick’s recovery and will start week one for Denver. The team will end up trading ONE of Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler.
I think the team will trade Jerry Jeudy. He has more value than Hamler and would net a higher draft pick in return. I also think Denver maybe signs another WR in free agency, perhaps a tier three or tier four player, and they’ll take a stab at someone in the NFL draft.
Perhaps the new WR room in 2023 looks like Sutton, Patrick, Landry, draft pick/Hamler, and the others like Washington, Virgil, or someone else.
Jarvis Landry fits exactly what Denver would be looking for at this position: he doesn’t drop passes, he stays healthy and he’s had consistent production his entire career. Landry would be a great veteran presence in the locker room as well. He’s a true leader.
Tight end – Greg Dulcich
The second holdover from the 2022 season is Greg Dulcich, who has looked decent in his rookie season. He isn’t the best blocker at all, but honestly, a lot of what we see in modern-day tight ends does not call for them to be good blockers.
He’s quickly overtaken the rest of the veteran tight ends on the depth chart and there is no reason to believe he won’t take a jump forward in 2023.