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Marvin Mims Jr. was a bright spot on a dark day

There weren’t a lot of highlights for the Broncos in the 70-20 blowout. But among the few, rookie Marvin Mims, Jr., had two.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Sunday’s annihilation was a humiliation of gigantic proportions.

Except by one player.

Rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. followed up his Week 2 heroics with a few highlight reel-worthy plays this week.

The first came midway through the second quarter when the Denver Broncos still had a chance at making it a game.

In fact, Russell Wilson’s deep ball to Mims got the Broncos to the red zone (but a few plays later a non-existent offensive holding call on Brandon Johnson negated a touchdown pass to Courtland Sutton).

The second highlight reel-worthy play came in a 99-yard kick return for a touchdown that didn’t make a single difference in the outcome of the game but did provide just a little spark on the Denver sidelines.

For the day, Mims caught three passes for 73 yards and returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.

Despite seeing only limited action through Week 3 (just 27 targets total), Mims has absolutely made the most of it when he’s thrown the ball.

His stats and rank so far this season:

195 yards receiving (22nd NFL/2nd rookies)

20+ catches (11th NFL/1st rookies)

40+ catches (T1st NFL/T1st rookies)

27.9 avg (1st NFL/1st rookies)

44 avg KO returns (2nd in NFL)

45 avg Punt returns (1st in NFL)

With all this proven production, it is curious that Mims isn’t targeted more.

With Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton drawing most of the attention for coverage, track star Mims would be a huge asset to Wilson on a regular basis.

And we all know how much the offense could use something positive on a regular basis.

And as if all that didn’t make him the most exciting rookie - perhaps even player overall - on the team, he told reporters a great story about his puppy.

He also promised Broncos Country this is going to get fun again.


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