Denver Broncos’ fourth-year wide receiver Jerry Jeudy could miss several weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered earlier in the week. Jeudy has all the talent in the world, but between lingering injuries and inconsistent QB play, the former Alabama product has not reached his full potential.
Well, Jerry Jeudy is dealing with a new ailment. He suffered a hamstring injury during the Denver Broncos/Los Angeles Rams join practices earlier this week and actually had to be helped onto a cart. The injury truly seemed severe when it first happened, but the prognosis isn’t nearly as bad as many thought.
The Denver Broncos have their first game on September 10th, so Jeudy should be very, very questionable to play in that game. What is good though is that he shouldn’t miss more than a game or two. At this point, the Denver Broncos’ offense seems to be trending up with the addition of Sean Payton and a boost along their offensive line in free agency.
Jeudy is the best skill player that Denver has on offense and has some similarities to someone that Payton coached in New Orleans, Michael Thomas. There might not be a better opportunity for Jerry Jeudy to finally hit his stride than in 2023 with the Denver Broncos. Denver also picked up his fifth-year option, so there’s some added pressure there.
The Broncos are already without Tim Patrick for the entire 2023 season. He suffered a torn Achilles earlier in the summer. KJ Hamler has a heart condition that he is still recovering from, and Jalen Virgil is set to miss the entire 2023 season as well. Honestly, there may not be a more injured position group in the NFL over the last few seasons than the Denver Broncos’ wide receivers.
In 2020, Courtland Sutton missed most of the year with a torn ACL.
In 2021, Jeudy dealt with an ankle issue that held him out for over a month.
In 2022, Tim Patrick torn his ACL.
In 2023, Tim Patrick ruptured his Achilles. Jerry Jeudy has a new hamstring injury, and between all of these years, KJ Hamler has missed way more games than he’s played in. The Broncos’ wide receivers had all the potential in the world, but they simply have not been able to stay on the field.
The team drafted Marvin Mims Jr. in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft and signed Marquez Callaway in free agency. They’ll need both to step up with Jeudy’s new ailment.