Denver Broncos’ third-year wide receiver Jerry Jeudy had another solid game in Week 15 and is proving to be a crucial piece of the offense. The former Alabama product had another great game, and this time he caught passes from a backup quarterback in Brett Rypien.
The Cardinals’ injured secondary proved to be no match for the shifty Jeudy, as he added another seven receptions for 76 yards on Sunday afternoon. Over the last two games, Jeudy has 15 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns.
In games that he’s started and finished, he’s only had two where he’s accumulated less than 53 receiving yards, and his six touchdowns are a career high. This has not been the year that we all thought it would be for the team, but Jeudy has been a lone bright spot on offense.
He’s still been in and out of the lineup with injuries, but he’s made his presence felt while on the field and is taking advantage of his chances with Courtland Sutton being out as well. Jeudy’s name popped up in trade rumors at the deadline, and it’s wild to think that the team would have traded him for the right price.
Now, Jeudy looks nearly untradeable and the centerpiece of the wide receiver room in 2023. If anything, I think at this point Courtland Sutton is more likely to be traded than Jeudy is. What the Broncos did well with Jeudy in Week 15 was getting him the ball quickly.
There were several plays where the offense ran bubble screens and got Jeudy the ball in space. It’s clear that even getting him the ball at the line of scrimmage can lead to solid gains on early downs, and the quick passes were easy for a backup QB in Brett Rypien to make.
While it’s not likely this offensive staff is back next year, it’s been nice to see them finally figure out how to handle the greatness that is Jerry Jeudy.