The Broncos suffered multiple significant hits to their roster after losing to the Steelers on Sunday. For starter, wide receiver Courtland Sutton will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, according to Ian Rapoport and James Palmer of The NFL Network.
Sutton suffered the injury while trying to make a tackle on an interception thrown by backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. Before exiting Sunday’s game, he had three receptions for 66 yards.
The former SMU wideout missed the team’s regular-season opener last week against the Titans. Sutton was in line to have a breakout year, playing beside second-year quarterback Drew Lock.
However, that will not be the case because of this devastating injury. With that being said, rookie Jerry Jeudy will likely become the team’s No. 1 wideout.
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- Along with Sutton, the Broncos will be without Lock for the next 3-5 weeks thanks to a rotator cuff strain (h/t NFL.com). The second-year signal-caller suffered the injury in the first quarter as he was sacked by Steelers edge Bud Dupree. After a solid rookie season, Lock was primed to take another step in his development as an NFL quarterback. But that will be put on ice for at least until midseason.
- Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed Sunday’s game against Kansas City as he was reportedly experiencing chest pains. This led to rookie quarterback Justin Herbert starting in his place, who threw for 311 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported that Taylor was experiencing complications for a pain killer he took for a rib injury. Head coach Anthony Lynn declared on Monday that if Taylor is still healthy, he’ll be the starter.
- Jets head coach Adam Gase said Monday that veteran wideout Breshad Perriman could miss two games with a sprained ankle (h/t ESPN’s Rich Cimini). Perriman, who signed a one-year deal in free agency, only played 20 snaps in Sunday’s game against San Francisco. Without Crowder and now Perriman, New York’s starting receivers are Braxton Berrios, Chris Hogan, and Josh Malone.