Finally. It took 4 weeks but the Denver Broncos are finally in the win column. Granted, it was against a weak, poorly coached, and downright awful New York Jets team, but it was a win regardless. In this week’s article, we’ll give our best performers from a week four Broncos victory over the New York Jets.
Offensive best performers
Tim Patrick finally had a breakout game and earned himself a spot as one of our offensive best performers. six catches, 113 yards, and a touchdown showed Tim Patrick was easily the favorite target of first-time starter Brett Rypien. A long, tone-setting 40-yard catch showed that he came ready to play. Filling in for Courtland Sutton, Patrick has put up the numbers to keep this offense moving. We’d also love to mention Jerry Jeudy, who scored his first career touchdown after jumping over a Jets corner. Congratulations Jerry!
Interested in more Broncos content? Check out our article about the Broncos vs. Bucs best performers here!
Our second-best performer is running back Melvin Gordon III. He finished the day with 107 yards rushing, 4.7 yards per carry, and 2 rushing touchdowns. Definitely a fantastic game on the stat sheet, but an even more impressive 43-yard run put the game away in the final minutes. Melvin Gordon has filled in perfectly for the loss of Phillip Lindsay, and with Lindsay possibly returning against the Patriots, this rushing game is looking lethal.
Best defensive performers
Bradley Chubb is back. After a lackluster first 3 weeks, Chubb had 2.5 sacks against the Jets and is looking like he did in his rookie year. He had a PFF grade of 89.8 this week, which was the highest of his career. Bradley Chubb looks like he’s back from last year’s ACL tear, and Broncos fans can only hope he can keep up this performance all season.
While middle linebacker has been a struggle for the Broncos, Josey Jewell had a fantastic game. He was the highest-graded player on the Broncos in week four, and his performance proved that. He had 10 tackles (eight of which were solo,) 2 sacks, and a pass deflection. A fantastic game by Jewell showed Broncos fans that he still has the potential to live up to his fourth-round pick status after a few average seasons.
1-3 never felt so… weird?
There’s never been a stranger feeling in Broncos country. 1-3 could quickly turn to 3-3 in the next two weeks, and getting Drew Lock back will give Broncos fans hope for this season. Is a wild card spot in the future for the Broncos, or will the Broncos have to wait another year for a long-awaited playoff birth? Tune in next week, where we’ll cover the best performers from the week 5 game against the New England Patriots!