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Broncos exercise fifth-year option on wide receiver Jerry Jeudy

The Denver Broncos are looking to push forward after a disappointing 2022 season.

That has led to a busy offseason with several notable moves that will impact the franchise’s future. The Broncos have made another significant decision after electing to pick up the fifth-year option on wide receiver Jerry Jeudy’s contract.


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The final year of Jeudy’s deal will run through the 2024 campaign, which pay him $12.98 million. The Broncos will have the former Alabama wideout under contract through the next two seasons. This puts more of the onus on him to prove he deserves a lucrative extension.

Jeudy has been a key piece of the offensive puzzle but hasn’t taken a progressive leap toward becoming an elite game-changing factor in the passing game. The hope was that Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson’s arrival would lead Jeudy to put forth a breakout campaign.

Instead, Wilson’s struggles throwing the ball saw the fourth-year wideout post 67 catches for 962 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Although those were team-best numbers, Jeudy only surpassed 100 receiving twice and below 60 receiving yards six times, including less than 20 yards twice.


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Beyond that, he’s struggled with injuries, missing seven games in 2021 and was sidelined for two games last season. Jeudy has shown to have big-play ability, but Wilson’s shortcomings last year featured a limited amount of throws down the field.

The Broncos are hoping that new head coach Sean Payton can help take the lid off the offense with a productive passing game that can lead them back to the playoffs.

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