The fifth-year option numbers for the 2020 first-round picks are going to come more in the spotlight this offseason. What is Jerry Jeudy’s figure? A stellar end to the 2022 season makes it that much more likely that the Denver Broncos pick up the fifth-year option for the soon to be fourth-year wide receiver.
Decisions for the fifth-year options across the NFL are due on May 1st, and are done before the player begins their fourth year in the NFL.
After two seasons, it looked like Jeudy was heading more for the “bust” label than being labeled a star, but a strong end to the 2022 season and an overall strong campaign this past season has injected life into Jeudy’s potentially promising career.
He finished 2022 with career highs all across the board.
He caught 67 passes for 972 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 1,012 scrimmage yards overall in 2022. It does kind of stink that Jeudy was unable to hit 1,000 receiving yards, but his production this year was nothing but consistent.
In fact, he had at least 50 receiving yards in a whopping 11 games this year, He also added three games with over 100 receiving yards, and had at least four receptions in 10 games.
He became the go-to receiver in the offense and looks to be the true WR1 of the Denver Broncos.
The fifth-year option for Jeudy would come in at $12,987,000. To me, this could be an absolute steal for the Broncos.
It makes a ton of sense to pick up the fifth-year option, as Jeudy will now get to play in a Sean Payton offense, which has always thrived with an elite route runner as the focal point in the passing game.
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I’m also one to believe that Russell Wilson has plenty of good football left, especially with Sean Payton, so I think Jerry Jeudy is in a wonderful spot to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in 2023.