Broncos’ WR Jerry Jeudy Unveils Plan to End High Falls in NFL: ‘No Excuses’
Last season, the Denver Broncos had to rely on first-round receiver Jerry Jeudy much earlier than the team expected. When Courtland Sutton, the number 1 spreader, was lost for the year in Week 2 with an ACL tear, the torch, by default, was passed to the rookie.
Jeudy faced these expectations in a predictable way. Although he finished the season with 52 receptions (113 targets) for 856 yards and three touchdowns, he gave up a lot (and I mean a lot) of passes.
Ending his rookie campaign with the second most drops among any NFL spreader (12), Jeudy’s struggles have been most difficult. variety between ears. He’s always produced one of the most prolific rookie seasons for a wide receiver in Broncos history, but when all was said and done, no one was really talking about him as the darling of his job.
This has gone to rookies like Justin Jefferson of Minnesota (who won a nod in the Pro Bowl), CeeDee Lamb of Dallas and even Chase Claypool of Green Bay. Ultimately, however, Jeudy doesn’t complain. He gets it, which is why he redoubled his efforts to improve these falling problems.
“Oh, yeah. Sure, sure,” Jeudy told Phil Milani of the squad site in regards to the other rookies who outperformed him last year. “I feel like I have a lot to prove this year. I feel like if you get down to business, all that work is going to show when it’s time to show it. So, yeah, I am right here grinding. ”
While Jeudy’s tone when dealing with the press last year was often combative and suspicious, he was much more open and upbeat with Milani earlier this week as the Broncos held three OTA practices. The former Alabama star was happy to share what he’s focused on and how he’s looking to improve in the sophomore year.
“I mean, I see why because I didn’t play by my standards,” Jeudy told Milani. “But so I get it this year, no excuses. I’m just going to work on what I need to work on.”
It’s a wonderful state of mind and unfailing honesty.
“I had a lot of crashes last year so it’s a big priority that I’m doing this season,” Jeudy told Milani. “After every workout, I grab jugs. I just focus on the little things, like my hands. So that’s mostly what I focus on.”