According to 9News’ Mike Klis, the Broncos’ third year star receiver Courtland Sutton will miss the remainder of the 2020 season.
Per sources: Courtland Sutton tore up his knee. Done for the year. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) September 21, 2020
NFL Network’s James Palmer, Ian Rapport, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter have now all confirmed that Courtland Sutton tore his ACL. Devastating.
Broncos’ WR Courtland Sutton has a torn ACL, as @RapSheet and @JamesPalmerTV also reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2020
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.
Could have been a walk in touchdown for Courtland Sutton. Nice throw Jeff Driskel pic.twitter.com/ifQgPOchiA— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) September 20, 2020
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.