Patrick (foot) finished the 2020 season with 51 receptions for 742 yards and six touchdowns over his 15 games. Patrick was one of the bright spots in what was a disappointing season in Denver. Though he topped 50 receiving yards just four times, Patrick was the Broncos' most consistent option and was a difference maker in wins over the Jets and Patriots. He'll likely be tendered a contract in restricted free agency this offseason, but Patrick could be headed for a downturn in production in 2021. Rookies Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler both figure to improve and make pushes for more targets in Year 2, while the Broncos will also get Courtland Sutton (knee) back in the fold after Denver's projected No. 1 receiver didn't play after Week 1 due to a torn ACL and MCL.
Patrick is nursing a foot sprain, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Patrick managed to avoid any sort of break in his foot, so he should be on track to fully recover in time for the beginning of Denver's offseason activities. The 27-year-old is coming off his best campaign as a pro, with 51 catches (79 targets) for 742 yards and six scores across 15 games. Perhaps even more impressively, Patrick had three performances with over 100 receiving yards in 2020.
Patrick (foot) won't return to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Considering only modest QB play for Denver this season, Patrick put together a decent receiving line, hauling in 51 of 79 targets for 742 yards and six touchdowns in 15 contests. The extent of his foot injury isn't known, but coach Vic Fangio may provide some clarity on Patrick's health after this outing.
Patrick was forced out of Sunday's game against the Raiders with a foot injury, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Before leaving the contest, Patrick caught two of his four targets for 46 yards. Now in the mix for Denver's Week 17 wide receiver targets are Jerry Jeudy, DaeSean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland.
Patrick caught three of four targets for 39 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss at the Chargers. Patrick arguably made the play of the game Sunday for the Broncos. With the team down by 10 and facing fourth-and-7 at midfield midway through the fourth quarter, Drew Lock found Patrick over the middle, and the Utah product broke upfield for a 27-yard gain. Denver punched it in for a TD four plays later. Patrick has been a rare bright spot for Denver's offense this season, ranking second on the team in catches and yards and first in touchdowns as an undrafted veteran on a team full of young, early round picks. He'll have an opportunity to end the season on a high note against a struggling Las Vegas pass defense that gave up four catches for 61 yards to Patrick in Week 10.
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