Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy to Miss Several Weeks with Hamstring Injury

Jerry Jeudy with Denver Broncos in October 2022.
Jerry Jeudy with Denver Broncos in October 2022. Photo by Mark Greenwood/IPS/Shutterstock (13582097m)

Denver Broncos wide receiver corps suffered another injury blow. The team’s best wideout Jerry Jeudy suffered a hamstring injury during practice and will likely miss several weeks, according to multiple reports.

Broncos’ head coach Sean Payton confirmed Jeudy’s injury in a post-practice chat with reporters but said that he doesn’t have further details.

“It’s a hamstring,” said Payton. “We’ll get an MRI and see where he’s at with it.”

Jeudy, whom the Broncos selected with the No. 15 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, is coming off his best season as a pro. He had career-highs across the board, finishing the 2022 campaign with 67 catches for 972 yards, and six touchdowns.

The Broncos have seen a number of their wide receivers go down lately. Veteran Tim Patrick is set to miss his second consecutive season with an injury after tearing his Achilles early in training camp. The 2020’s second-round pick KJ Hamler dealt with a heart issue and was released while last year’s undrafted free agent pickup Jalen Virgil is also out for the season due to a knee injury.

The Broncos now hope that rookie Marvin Mims Jr., who is returning from a hamstring injury, and second-year wideout Brandon Johnson can step in and hold down the fort until Jeudy returns.