This weekend felt like a historic number of players went down with season-ending injuries. Saquon Barkley, Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas, Tavon Young, Bruce Irvin and Marquise Blair all suffered torn ACLs in their games.
Sadly, we can add another big name to that list. Third-year receiver, Courtland Sutton, suffered a torn ACL during the Denver Broncos loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
In the middle of the second quarter Courtland Sutton hauled in a 45-yard pass from Jeff Driskel. During the catch he fell and got back up with a slight limp. On the next drive Sutton tackled Joe Haden, who had just intercepted a pass, and injured himself in the process.
Sutton was a 2nd round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2018, and had a great career at SMU. He was DeAndre Hopkins injury replacement in the Pro-Bowl last year after recording 72 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns.
Denver will now look to 2020 1st round pick Jerry Jeudy to step up in his place. Currently Jeudy is second in catches and receiving yards for the Denver Broncos. They also have 2nd round pick K.J. Hamler, DaeSean Hamilton and Tyrie Cleveland on the roster.