The Broncos’ Courtland Sutton is expected to miss the game on Monday night with an AC joint sprain

When the Denver Broncos field against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, they do not have the possibility of wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Sutton, a receiver of 1,100 yards a year ago, is expected to be inactive. According to ESPN’s Adam Shekre. Sutton folded an AC joint during practice last week.

Head coach Vic Fangio previously said that if Sutton Jumping-jack could, He will be able to play in the game.

With Sutton sidelined, rookie wideout Jerry Zeudy will likely serve as the team’s No. 1 wide receiver. The Broncos stepped in aggressively to upgrade the pass-catching corps for second-year quarterback Drew Lock, selecting JUD in the first round, KJ Heimler in the second, and Albert Okwebgunam in the fourth to add the rookie trio to a group , Which already included Sutton. And second year tight end Noah Fabulous.

Lock went 4–1 as a stretcher from the previous season, showing flashes of talent that made him a top prospect, but some accuracy and turnover issues eventually knocked him out of the first round. It seems clear that the Broncos have faith in their young signal-caller, but part of that belief was likely based on having a full arsenal at their disposal. If Sutton actually sits, Locke’s first trial of the season will become even more difficult.