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The Denver Broncos could soon have their No. 1 receiver back on the practice field, as Courtland Sutton continues to work his way back from a season-ending torn ACL in 2020. According to Sutton, his full return could come by the time training camp opens up.
On Monday, the 25-year-old pass-catcher told the official website for the Broncos that he was hungry and expects to be a full-go.
“It feels really good. To be at the stage that I’m at right now, post-surgery, and to be able to go out and do what I do — and it feels the way it does — it gives me hope and promise for the future because I’m only going to continue to attack rehab as I have — even into the season,” Sutton said.
“Man, I’m hungry right now.”
We can’t wait for the return, @SuttonCourtland. 😎 pic.twitter.com/wMI9qVAlCj
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 17, 2021
This is obviously great news for Denver.
With Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, KJ Hamler and now running back Javonte Williams as pass-catching options, the Broncos already have a lot of weapons in their arsenal. But adding a potentially elite talent back like Sutton into the mix could take the young, ascending group to a whole new level.
After posting 42 catches for 702 yards and four scores as a rookie in 2018, the SMU product broke out in a major way in 2019. He hauled in 72 of his 124 targets for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns, leading many to believe Sutton was emerging as a top player at his position.
Now the only thing left to figure out is the quarterback. Who is going to be throwing all these weapons the football? Will it continue to be former second-round pick Drew Lock, could it be newly-signed Teddy Bridgewater, or could a future Hall of Famer such as Aaron Rodgers be in the mix?
If Rodgers makes his way to Denver, the development would instantly make the Broncos top Super Bowl contenders — especially with all that surrounding talent.
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