After the worst performance of his career last week, Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy closed out the 2020 season in style, catching five passes for a career-high 140 yards and one touchdown.
“Today I was just thinking, make sure I don’t have a week like last week,” Jeudy said on Sunday evening. “I did everything in my power to make sure I catch everything my way, let the ball in and then execute my play.”
Jeudy’s 92-yard catch and run for a score in the fourth quarter demonstrated the receiver’s big-play ability.
“Once I caught the ball, I saw the open space and I just said, ‘Hey then, let’s go,’” Jeudy said. “That’s all I was thinking about, was score.”
After five drops last week, Jeudy was confident he would turn things around in Denver’s season finale.
“I didn’t have no doubt,” he said. “The way I’m wired, I knew last game was going to be one of the last bad games I have my whole life. I learned a lot from that game. Coming into this game I was just a lot more focused, a lot more focused on the details and just catching the ball.”
Broncos quarterback Drew Lock also expected a big bounce-back game.
“I knew Jerry can come out and do this,” Lock said. “I knew he was going to come out and do this. He had a rough one. He had a rough one against the Chargers and we knew he’d come back out here. There was no doubt in my mind I was going to zing the ball right to him in this game. There was no hesitation with it. I trust Jerry with the ball and I’m always going to.”
Jeudy totaled 52 receptions for 856 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie, averaging an impressive16.5 yards per catch.