Jerry Jeudy felt like a kid again.
During Jeudy’s ProCamp for first through eighth graders, the Broncos wide receiver was stationed in the end zone of Englewood high school’s football field, throwing passes to kids.
Rocking stylish Palm Angels shades and black Balenciaga sneakers, Jeudy walked towards the middle of the field, where he did the Griddy with campers, who were waiting in line for the ladder drill.
Jeudy never attended a youth football camp until he started hosting his own as an NFL player. That’s why his camp on Wednesday morning meant a lot to him.
“Seeing these kids run around reminds me a lot of myself,” he said. “It’s exciting to see these kids play the game of football and ask me questions.”
Last year, Jeudy held his first-ever camp at the Centura Health Training Center. He even attended Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s annual “Fun Day” camp in their hometown of Broward County in Southeast Florida.
At Englewood High School, Jeudy continued his mission to grow the sport as he watched hundreds of kids scatter across the field, learning fundamentals from local high school and college coaches.
“I want to continue doing what other guys before me have done,” Jeudy said. “We have a lot of great Broncos (players) that do a lot for the community and I want to be one of those guys.”
Jeudy shared a similar excitement when talking about his teammate and quarterback Russell Wilson. He said Wilson has a big year ahead of him after the nine-time Pro Bowler struggled in 2022.
“Russ is a soldier (by) the way he handles his business,” Jeudy said. “Situations like that (don’t) put any fear in that man’s heart.”
Jeudy’s optimism for Wilson and the upcoming season also stems from head coach Sean Payton taking command. He praised Payton for working closely with him and finding little things to help improve his game.
“I appreciate having a coach that’s dedicated, and helping me to become the best player I could be,” he said while commending Payton’s offensive philosophy that puts players in the right position to succeed.
Halfway through Jeudy’s camp, Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick arrived. He took pictures with Jeudy before he walked around the field and watched the campers showcase their football skills.
Patrick, Jeudy and wideout Courtland Sutton have rarely shared the field due to injuries. In 2022, Patrick tore his ACL during training camp. Jeudy missed seven games in 2021. They played together in Week 2 of the 2020 season—Jeudy’s rookie year–before Sutton tore his ACL.
Jeudy is eager to see what they can do together.
“It’s been tough,” Jeudy said. “But having everybody on the field is going to be big because I know what we are capable of. (We’re) going to be a hard group of guys to stop.”