Jerry Jeudy Catches “First of Many” Passes From Russell Wilson
The Denver Broncos are holding their first official offseason team activities this week. Though they are just voluntary workouts, with new QB Russell Wilson in the building, many key players on the Broncos offense chose to participate to get some work in with him, including wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
Since the first couple weeks, or Phase One, of Denver's offseason workouts will only involve limited activities such as meetings, strength and conditioning, and physical rehabilitation, players weren't dressed up in gear like pads or helmets, though they were still able to throw the ball around on Tuesday. Some of these passes were between Wilson and Jeudy, one of which the team posted to their social media accounts, captioning their first connection "The first of many."
While the passes on Tuesday were the first ones between Wilson and his new teammates in the Broncos facility, they weren't the first between them in general. They met up in March, a few days after Wilson officially signed the contract to make him a Bronco, to get some passes in and build chemistry. While the original meeting didn't include Jeudy, due to him dealing with a family matter, the former Alabama wide receiver and new Broncos QB met up a few days later.
Wilson was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to Denver in March for TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, QB Drew Lock, 2022 first, second, and fifth round picks and 2023 first and second round picks. In his 10 seasons in the NFL so far, Wilson ranks first all-time in wins with 113 and second in passing touchdowns with 292 during that span.
Jeudy has accumulated 1,323 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 90 receptions in his first two years in the league. Suffering a right high-ankle sprain last year, he missed six games in the 2021 season and ended up catching no touchdowns as the Broncos went 7-10.
Denver is hoping that Wilson's explosiveness and the elite playmaking he showcased in Seattle will translate over and he will be able to take their offense to the next level, including giving Jeudy the breakout season that they envisioned for him when they picked him in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
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