Courtland Sutton: The wide receiver room is going to be exciting this year

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Broncos General Manager John Elway said that the team needed to pick up offensive weapons in this year’s draft and he did that by doubling down on wide receivers in the first two rounds.

Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler join a receiver group topped by Courtland Sutton, who finds himself playing the role of veteran mentor heading into his third season. Sutton said on a Thursday conference call that he’d take what he learned from seeing Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas play that role in past seasons. He also expressed optimism about what the new additions will bring to the team.

Sutton said he thinks the wide receiver room “is going to be exciting” and that the presence of the two rookies means that no defense can “load the box” or cheat to one side of the field. As a result, he thinks offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur ““can pretty much pick and choose who he wants the ball to go to because we have that many weapons.”

The players have been on the field together yet and Sutton acknowledged that the virtual offseason program “does set you back,” although he clearly thinks the team will be able to overcome any setback created by this year’s unusual circumstances.

8 responses to “Courtland Sutton: The wide receiver room is going to be exciting this year

  1. darthhelmut says:
    May 14, 2020 at 2:07 pm
    If Courtland Sutton is your #1 reciever there isnt much to be excited about.

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    Why do people that don’t follow football post on here?

  2. Apparently everyone has an exciting receiver room this year except for the Packers.

    Is Jeudy/Sutton really a better combo than the 2019 combo Sanders/Sutton? Everyone hypes the new additions but the guy they traded away last year was pretty good as well.

    The biggest addition is going from Flacco as your opening day starter to Lock.

  3. Drew Lock has a mighty 6.5 yards per attempt after 5 games and Denver fans are anointing him the next Elway.
    They lost a veteran receiver in Sanders and replaced him with a rookie with knee issues who doesn’t have the downfield speed Sanders did to take the top of the defense.
    That and they lost a few guys on a defense that is getting a bit long in the tooth. – even Miller was quiet last year.
    Denver fans need to get realistic with their expectations.

  4. DaeSean Hamilton is a good player too. Very young and talented WR’s. Broncos have one of the best WR groups in the NFL. Major question mark at QB, but if Lock pans out, they’ll be fun to watch. You win with defense, but good entertainment is important too. I have to admit I’m not sold on Lock.

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