Jerry Jeudy is a bad man. The Denver Broncos rookie receiver just made everyone else on the New York Jets defense look silly.
The former Alabama star was drafted for his precise route running, great hands and NFL star potential. Well, it showed up on Thursday night.
Watch Jeudy pull off a Randy Moss type of catch to put the Jets up 10-7 in the second quarter.
— NFL (@NFL) October 2, 2020
In three games this season, prior to Thursday night, Jeudy has 13 catches and 173 yards. It was fitting his first career touchdown came in highlight reel fashion.
The numbers aren’t off the charts, but he’s certainly catching eyes across the league. Prior to the Broncos game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians brought up Jeudy in his Wednesday press conference.
“He can run. He can fly,” Arians said. “He can catch. He had a great career at Alabama. They’ve got Hamler, who can also run. They’ve got players. Fant is one of the best young tight ends in the league. But Jerry Jeudy, he’s a heck of a player. They made him a No. 1 pick for a reason.”
A two-time First Team All-SEC pick, a consensus All-American and the winner of the 2018 Biletnikoff Award, Jeudy was a crucial part of Alabama’s production in his time with the school. Over three years, Jeudy had 2,742 yards and 26 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide. He certainly hopes to reach that level of production in the NFL, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see a breakout game.