Denver Broncos: Jerry Jeudy has career game vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Despite the Denver Broncos falling short to the Kansas City Chiefs 28-34, Jerry Jeudy had the best game of his career and proved that he’s WR1.
With Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler, and a slew of injuries to the wide receiver room, Jeudy was asked to step up, and he delivered. He recorded:
- 8 Receptions (9 Targets)
- 73 Receiving Yards (9.1 AVG)
- 3 TDs
Jeudy was given the opportunity to show his worth as the WR1 of the group and he showed why he deserves that rightful claim. His performance sparked a career-best for not only himself but also a season-high in points for the Broncos.
Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett did a great job implementing Jeudy into the offense in the second quarter to get things going. Wilson has found his stride as the season progresses with Jeudy.
The Chiefs played man coverage a fair share of the game and Wilson recognized it early. Many Cover 1 coverages allowed Jeudy to beat his defender and get open to help the offense move the ball down the field.
Kendall Hinton left the game due to an injury (hamstring) and didn’t return, putting more pressure on Jeudy and the other receivers to step up.
The first touchdown was a beautiful 18-yard pass from Wilson as Jeudy beat his defender on a streak. His release and speed created the necessary separation and ignited the spark on offense for the rest of the game.
The second touchdown came from the second and goal pass from Wilson with a great passing concept. Jeudy was in the slot and ran an out-route, while Hinton was the outside receiver running a drag route. It created confusion between the CBs and left Jeudy wide-open for the five-yard touchdown catch.
The third touchdown was the most important as it was the fourth and goal, and Brett Rypien was at QB replacing the injured (concussion) Wilson. Jeudy ran what appears to be a deep-post/in route and created separation with the defender. Rypien throws a perfect ball at the back of the endzone and they make it a one-possession game.
Jeudy showcased his route-running and elite speed against the Chiefs as they needed this type of production from him today. He leads the league in Y/RR against man coverage and is improving against zone coverage.
Wilson and Jeudy have been gaining chemistry and it has been fun to watch for Broncos Country. Hopefully, they will continue to build off this connection they’ve had this season and be part of the solution in the future for Denver.
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