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Denver Broncos pick up fifth-year option for WR Jerry Jeudy

Jerry Jeudy bows after scoring vs. the Chiefs
Ron Chenoy - USA TODAY Sports

A former Alabama wide receiver will not leave his current NFL team for the next two seasons.

Jerry Jeudy, the No. 15 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, is staying with the Denver Broncos.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network shared the Broncos have picked up the fifth-year option on Jeudy’s rookie contract, keeping him for 2024. Several teams were interested in trading for Jeudy this offseason, but the Broncos hung on to its guy.

Per Rapoport, the former College Football Playoff National Champion will be a huge piece to the Broncos’ offense in the future.

Jeudy played 15 games last year, totaling career highs in catches (67), receiving yards (972), and touchdowns (six). He collected three 100-yard performances in 2022 and a career-high three touchdown catches versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jeudy’s base salary for the fall is $2.68 million while his cap hit is $4.8 million. Next season, he is expected to make $12.9 million.

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