Denver Broncos’ third-year wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is slowly becoming the best wide receiver for the team and is the WR1 as of now. It’s actually crazy to think that Jeudy’s name came up in trade rumors back when the trade deadline was passing.
Russell Wilson and Jeudy seem to be finally getting some chemistry together after early-season struggles looked evident. What Jeudy brings to the table as a receiver is nothing that any Broncos’ pass catcher currently has.
Not only is he extremely fast, but his route running is one of the best in the NFL and his ability to make big plays in space is clear. In fact, he’s the best receiver in the NFL when lined up against man coverage
The unfortunate thing with Jeudy is the drop issue that kept popping up with him (it was always a myth) and his injuries. He hasn’t stayed on the field consistently but appears to have settled in nicely with Russell Wilson this season.
The offense itself has been abysmal, and I’d mostly attribute that to pathetic coaching, but taking a look at Jeudy’s stat production this year, and you’ll see why he’s becoming the WR1 for the Broncos.
In every game he’s played since week four outside of week 11 versus the Titans when he left the game on the first play, he’s had no less than three catches and 53 receiving yards per game. He’s also had just three games under 53 receiving yards this year, and he’s played in 11 contests.
Not only that, but he leads the team with six touchdowns, three of which came on Sunday versus the Chiefs. According to Pro Football Reference, Jerry Jeudy has a 112.8 passer rating when targeted this year.
Jerry Jeudy has a career game against the Kansas City Chiefs and continues to prove critics wrong. He recorded 73 receiving yards and 3 TDs in the loss.
He’s had 68 targets, so it’s been a large sample size. The truth is, while Courtland Sutton is excellent in his own right, Jeudy is a different animal. He can play both inside and out and can cause horrific damage to opposing secondaries in man-to-man coverage.