Vic Fangio said that Jerry Jeudy has “proven he has good hands” over the course of the season and that Sunday’s game can spur him to do more on the mental side to avoid dropping passes in the future.
“Yes, I do think he’s got the right make-up,” Fangio said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post. “When I [said] it’s a ‘defining moment,’ sometimes a guy drops a pass here and there, but he had a few of them and I think he’ll learn a lot from that and that the focus needs to be on catching the ball before anything else happens, regardless of whether you’re in traffic or not. I think he’ll come out a better receiver for this.”
Jeudy called his five drops in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers “unacceptable” and Fangio said that the game “could be a defining moment” in the first-round pick’s career. But as you can see above, he altered his comments a bit and he and the team still stands behind him. As the story added, with only one game left this season, it likely won't be enough time to get a real feel for Jeudy going into next season.
DEN WR Jerry Jeudy - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Even though he finished with six grabs for 61 yards on 15 targets in the loss to the Chargers last week, Jerry Jeudy also had numerous drops. The yardage was his most since the mid-November meeting against the Raiders when he led the Broncos with 68 receiving yards. The rookie hasn’t scored in seven straight and is a risky fantasy option for the finale.