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Breaking: Broncos’ Courtland Sutton “tore up his knee” and is done for the year.

The Broncos star receiver’s 2020 is over before it really began.

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Sutton’s done.
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According to 9News’ Mike Klis, the Broncos’ third year star receiver Courtland Sutton will miss the remainder of the 2020 season.

NFL Network’s James Palmer, Ian Rapport, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter have now all confirmed that Courtland Sutton tore his ACL. Devastating.

Sutton missed the first week of the season after hurting his shoulder in practice a couple of weeks ago. He looked like he was coming back from injury in his debut against the Steelers, but still managed to catch three of his six targets for 66 yards.

In 2019 Sutton was the only consistent weapon in the passing game. Despite catching passes from three different quarterbacks, he made his first first Pro Bowl after catching 72 of 124 targets for 1112 yards and six touchdowns.

Without him in the lineup the Broncos passing game will need to rely more heavily on rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. The news also means an increased role for both Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.

We’ll have more about this as we learn it.