Jerry Jeudy has established himself as a quality NFL wide receiver over the last couple of years, but he hasn’t made a Pro Bowl, and many would argue he is nothing special.
In fact, former star wideout Steve Smith Sr. recently said that Jeudy is nothing more than just another average wide receiver and that he cannot handle criticism.
Smith went up to Jeudy prior to last Thursday’s game between Jeudy’s Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs, but the latter wasn’t receptive, and he explained the situation, per Dov Kleiman.
#Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy on what happened with Steve Smith last week:
"Where I’m from, if someone talks bad about you, you don't go to them in person and act as if you didn't talk bad about them."
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 19, 2023
Jeudy may not be a bona fide star, but he is arguably the Broncos’ biggest offensive threat.
He has 222 receiving yards through five games this season, and last season he put up 972 yards and six touchdowns.
Almost as if to prove Smith’s point, he had just three catches for 14 yards in Thursday’s 19-8 loss to Patrick Mahomes and company.
The Broncos are now 1-5, and it is looking like their 5-12 record last season was not a fluke but an indication of some deep structural problems within the team.
Future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Russell Wilson has been playing better than he did last year when he looked aged, but Denver’s defense is what is holding them back this time around.
The team is last in points and yards allowed, and it has given up over 30 points in three of its six games, including 70 points to the Miami Dolphins in Week 3.
There have been plenty of trade rumors swirling around the Broncos as a result, and some of them have involved Jeudy himself.NEXT: Sean Payton Uses NFC North Team As Inspiration For Broncos