Expect Resurgence From Courtland Sutton With Russell Wilson on Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton. / Justin Edmonds/GettyImages

The Denver Broncos are hoping to go from worst to first in the 2022 season, as they have a new quarterback in Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson.

The Broncos have been through some serious quarterback purgatory, with Case Keenum, Joe Flacoo, Drew Lock, Brandon Allen, Trevor Siemian and others since winning Super Bowl 50.

That has made Denver's pass catchers relatively unreliable for prop bettors and fantasy players alike. One of those players, Courtland Sutton, has seen his numbers drop since finishing with over 1,000 yards in the 2019 season.

However, Sutton still has the faith of the organization behind him, as he signed an extension during the 2021 season. Now, he seems primed to be a breakout candidate with Wilson at quarterback and offensive guru Nathaniel Hackett as the team's head coach.

Essentially, Sutton is going to have his quarterback constantly missing him the way Lock and Teddy Bridgewater did in the 2021 season.

Courtland Sutton Could Be Sneaky Prop Target Early in 2022

Sutton had 1,112 yards in his second season in the NFL, but he finished his fourth season with just 776 yards on 98 targets. Sutton was only able to reel in 58 catches, meaning nearly half of his targets in 2021 fell incomplete.

That simply won't happen with Wilson at the helm, as he threw 76.5 percent of his passes on target last season. The other factor that is positive for Sutton prop bettors is that Wilson was the quarterback when Seattle had two 1,000-yard receivers in the 2020 season.

The Broncos have a lot of mouths to feed between Sutton, Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy, but that should open things up even more on the outside now that the Broncos have a top-10 quarterback leading the way.

Denver is +2000 at WynnBET to win the Super Bowl and +1000 to win the AFC as training camp continues to draw closer.

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