Denver Broncos Wide Receiver "Day to Day"

The Denver Broncos offense struggled yet again in Week 13's 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and now they could be without their leading pass catcher for the near future. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett said at his Monday press conference that wide receiver Courtland Sutton is "day to day" with a hamstring injury. Sutton played 23 snaps in Sunday's game before exiting. He failed to grab his only target of the game. He leads the Broncos with 688 receiving yards on 52 receptions this season. Given the Broncos are 3-9 and out of the playoff hunt, they'll likely play it safe with their star wide receiver and sit him for at least this week. Hamstrings are notoriously finicky injuries; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen missed seven games this year with a strain.

Sutton has been one of the lone bright spots in what has been a disastrous season for the Broncos. The team ranks last in the league in scoring with 13.8 points per game. They acquired quarterback Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks in the hopes he might elevate the team to contending status in the AFC West, but the nine-time Pro Bowler has proven a poor fit through 12 games. Hopefully, they'll find their equilibrium sometime between now and the end of the five-year, $245 million extension Wilson signed before playing a snap for the team.

Sutton initially joined the Broncos as their 40th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. He quickly demonstrated immense promise, totalling 1816 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns over his first two seasons and earning a Pro Bowl in 2019. He signed a four-year, $60 million extension in 2021. 
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