Jerry Jeudy has had a problem with dropping the ball this year. In fact, he has 9 drops this season. He had 5, yes count them, FIVE, against the Chargers in week 16. In week 16, he had 15 targets, yes one-five in targets and 5 drops with that. He finished the day with 6 catches for 61 yards. That means only 4 passes weren’t his fault. He had more drops than passes that he couldn’t get to. That is insane to me. His quote on his forgettable day via ProFootballTalk:
“Sometimes, drops happen,” Jeudy said, via Sean Keeler of the Denver Post. “I’m watching the ball come in. I just dropped it. And I’ve just got to focus on the next play. It just happened too many times. That’s unacceptable.”
Damn right it is unacceptable. To me, personally, drops as a wide receiver should be minimal, much less 5 drops in one game. Larry Fitzgerald has had a little over 25 drops in his whole career. Having 20% of that in one game is unacceptable. Jerry Jeudy understands that his drops are a problem, the next step would be to fixing it. The Broncos offense as a whole has not been great at all. Of course, Drew Lock could have played better as I thought he was going to do. A QB can’t have a completion if the WR drops the ball, though.
There was much debate out of the draft on who was the better WR coming out of the draft: CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy. It’s clear now given that Jerry Jeudy had a chance to be the #1 man in Denver and had a rough outing this year with his drops and lackluster stats, that he was not the best WR in this draft. He might actually be the 3rd as Justin Jefferson had an impressive year. Jerry Jeudy is young and has his whole career to figure this drop problem out. The sooner he does the better though.