QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Fri 3/5/21 12:00 PM

Sutton (knee) has already resumed running routes while rehabbing from a torn ACL, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sutton continues to inspire confidence in his recovery process. He initially suffered ACL and MCL tears in his left knee Sept. 20 before undergoing surgery in October. As long as the 25-year-old is able to continue avoiding any setbacks, he should be cleared for practice by the time training camp rolls around, and it's possible that he could get limited work in during the offseason program. Sutton will join the most crowded pass-catching corps of his career as he enters the fourth and final season of his rookie deal, with Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, Tim Patrick (ankle) and KJ Hamler (concussion) all vying for targets. If the Broncos end up upgrading from Drew Lock, as it's been rumored the team wishes to do, Sutton could also have to adjust to a new quarterback in 2021.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Mon 2/1/21 10:11 AM

Sutton's rehab from ACL surgery is on track, with the wideout hoping to be ready for the beginning of next season, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sutton injured his knee Sept. 20, had surgery about a month later, and has been been jogging as part of his rehab routine since Jan. 14. He mentioned the possibility of some limited participation in the offseason program, though he may not be cleared to practice until training camp. Entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, Sutton may need to adjust to a new quarterback, as the Broncos are rumored to be seeking an upgrade on Drew Lock.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Thu 1/14/21 7:25 PM

Sutton (knee) showed himself jogging via his official Twitter account.
EDGE Analysis
There was a ton of hope that Sutton could push himself into a borderline top ten receiver in the league for his junior season. It didn't work out that way as he missed the opener against Tennessee with a shoulder injury and went down with an ACL tear in Week 2, just three catches in to the season. 2021 will be enormous for Sutton. Not only will it be a contract year for the SMU product, but how he helps lead a very young offense could determine the path of the franchise and which players (and coaches) will be around in 2022. Showing signs of recovery just four months after going down in Pittsburg is a step in the right direction.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Mon 9/21/20 7:53 PM

The Broncos placed Sutton (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
Such a move was expected after Sutton sustained ACL and MCL tears in his left knee during Sunday's loss to the Steelers. The loss was a double whammy to the Broncos offense after Drew Lock picked up a rotator/labral issue in his right shoulder in the same game. With the QB out for at least the next two games, Denver will turn to Jeff Driskel under center, and all of Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler, DaeSean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland (hip) to cover for Sutton. After entering the campaign with so much promise, Sutton concludes his third year as a pro with just one appearance, three catches and 66 yards on his ledger.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Mon 9/21/20 1:00 PM

Sutton suffered a torn ACL and MCL during Sunday's loss to the Steelers and will miss the rest of the 2020 season, Brandon Krisztal of KOA Colorado reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sutton's season-ending injury is devastating news for Denver's offense, and the development is further exacerbated by the expectation that Drew Lock (shoulder) will miss 2-to-6 weeks, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. The third-year wideout missed Week 1 due to a shoulder injury, so his 2020 campaign will come to a premature end after just three catches for 66 yards in a single game. Sutton was hugely impressive in 2019 and no doubt will remain an integral part of the Broncos' offensive plans for the future, but for the rest of this season rookie Jerry Jeudy will get a chance to show what he can do as the team's No. 1 wideout. KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton are candidates to handle starting roles in three-receiver sets.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Mon 9/21/20 11:32 AM

The Broncos fear that Sutton suffered a significant knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sutton will undergo an MRI to confirm the severity of his injury Monday, though Rapoport notes that the possibility of him missing the entire season is currently in play. The third-year pro also had been dealing with a shoulder issue prior to injuring his knee Sunday. With Drew Lock (shoulder) also set for an MRI on his sprained AC joint, the Broncos could be forced to proceed with a deeply depleted aerial attack against the Buccaneers in Week 3.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Sun 9/20/20 11:33 PM

Sutton (knee) is scheduled to go for an MRI on Monday and there is concern that his injury could be significant, Mike Klis of 9News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sutton exited Sunday's game against the Steelers after hurting his knee, and the results of Monday's MRI should shed light on a possible timetable for the return of Denver's No. 1 wide receiver. Quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder) will also be going in for an MRI on his sprained AC joint, though there's already a preliminary timeline of 2-6 weeks for the latter's absence.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Sun 9/20/20 3:27 PM

Sutton (knee/leg cramping) won't return to Sunday's game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Sutton -- who had been dealing with a shoulder issue -- caught three of his six targets for 66 yards. The Broncos will finish the day with a wideout corps comprised of Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Sun 9/20/20 11:35 AM

Sutton (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
A sprained AC joint in his shoulder kept Sutton on the sideline in Week 1 against the Titans, but he's progressed to the point that he'll give it a go Sunday. It remains to be seen if the Broncos intend to hand their top wideout his normal allotment of snaps in his 2020 season debut, but assuming no in-game setbacks, Sutton -- who logged a 72/1,112/6 stat line last year -- will look to continue to build his on-field chemistry with second-year QB Drew Lock, while maintaining his status as a frequently targeted option in Denver's passing game.

QCourtland Sutton
WR DEN (11)
Sun 9/20/20 11:20 AM

Sutton (shoulder) is slated to suit up Sunday against the Steelers, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sutton's Week 2 status will be officially confirmed upon the release of the team's inactives in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but Denver's top wideout is now poised to make his 2020 season debut.