The Broncos placed Sutton (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Such a move was expected after Sutton sustained ACL and MCL tears in his left knee during Sunday's loss to the Steelers. The loss was a double whammy to the Broncos offense after Drew Lock picked up a rotator/labral issue in his right shoulder in the same game. With the QB out for at least the next two games, Denver will turn to Jeff Driskel under center, and all of Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler, DaeSean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland (hip) to cover for Sutton. After entering the campaign with so much promise, Sutton concludes his third year as a pro with just one appearance, three catches and 66 yards on his ledger.
Sutton suffered a torn ACL and MCL during Sunday's loss to the Steelers and will miss the rest of the 2020 season, Brandon Krisztal of KOA Colorado reports. Sutton's season-ending injury is devastating news for Denver's offense, and the development is further exacerbated by the expectation that Drew Lock (shoulder) will miss 2-to-6 weeks, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. The third-year wideout missed Week 1 due to a shoulder injury, so his 2020 campaign will come to a premature end after just three catches for 66 yards in a single game. Sutton was hugely impressive in 2019 and no doubt will remain an integral part of the Broncos' offensive plans for the future, but for the rest of this season rookie Jerry Jeudy will get a chance to show what he can do as the team's No. 1 wideout. KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton are candidates to handle starting roles in three-receiver sets.
The Broncos fear that Sutton suffered a significant knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Sutton will undergo an MRI to confirm the severity of his injury Monday, though Rapoport notes that the possibility of him missing the entire season is currently in play. The third-year pro also had been dealing with a shoulder issue prior to injuring his knee Sunday. With Drew Lock (shoulder) also set for an MRI on his sprained AC joint, the Broncos could be forced to proceed with a deeply depleted aerial attack against the Buccaneers in Week 3.
Sutton (knee) is scheduled to go for an MRI on Monday and there is concern that his injury could be significant, Mike Klis of 9News reports. Sutton exited Sunday's game against the Steelers after hurting his knee, and the results of Monday's MRI should shed light on a possible timetable for the return of Denver's No. 1 wide receiver. Quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder) will also be going in for an MRI on his sprained AC joint, though there's already a preliminary timeline of 2-6 weeks for the latter's absence.
Sutton (knee/leg cramping) won't return to Sunday's game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Sutton -- who had been dealing with a shoulder issue -- caught three of his six targets for 66 yards. The Broncos will finish the day with a wideout corps comprised of Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||17.00|
|4||10/01||@New York Jets||13||20.00|
|5||10/11||@New England Patriots||29||29.00|
|7||10/25||Kansas City Chiefs||4||17.00|
|10||11/15||@Las Vegas Raiders||16||20.00|
|11||11/22||Los Angeles Chargers||8||18.00|
|12||11/29||New Orleans Saints||12||19.00|
|13||12/06||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||17.00|
|16||12/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||18.00|
|17||01/03||Las Vegas Raiders||16||20.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||104||57||908||5||40||15.93||120|