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Broncos’ leading receivers from 2023 season

Peyton Manning led a record-breaking Denver Broncos offense in 2013 that featured a pair of 1,000-yard receivers and four players with double-digit touchdown receptions.

It’s not fair to compare the 2023 squad to one of the best (if not the best) offense in NFL history, but the Broncos’ receiving totals last season are especially underwhelming when one recalls the team’s glory days with Manning.

Denver did not have a single receiver top 1,000 receiving yards in 2023. Courtland Sutton did haul in 10 touchdown catches, but no other player on the team had more than four scores last fall.

Behind Sutton (772 yards) and Jerry Jeudy (758 yards), the team’s next three leading receivers were all running backs, perhaps a reflection of quarterback Russell Wilson’s reluctance to push the ball down the field. Broncos RBs Javonte Williams (50 catches) and Samaje Perine (47 receptions) both more than doubled Marvin Mims’ catch total (22) in 2023.

Outside of Sutton’s impressive touchdowns, it was mostly a season to forget for Denver’s passing attack. Here’s a quick look back at the team’s 10 leading receivers from the 2023 campaign.

WR Courtland Sutton: 59 receptions for 772 yards, 10 TDs

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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

WR Jerry Jeudy: 54 receptions for 758 yards, 2 TDs

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(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)

RB Samaje Perine: 50 receptions for 455 yards, 0 TD

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(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

RB Javonte Williams: 47 receptions for 228 yards, 2 TDs

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(Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)

RB Jaleel McLaughlin: 31 receptions for 160 yards, 2 TDs

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(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

WR Marvin Mims: 22 receptions for 377 yards, 1 TD

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(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

TE Adam Trautman: 22 receptions for 204 yards, 3 TDs

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(Yannick Peterhans-USA TODAY Sports)

WR Brandon Johnson: 19 receptions for 284 yards, 4 TDs

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(Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey: 13 receptions for 162 yards, 3 TDs

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(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

TE Lucas Krull: 8 receptions for 95 yards, 1 TD

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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire