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Broncos' Jerry Jeudy Reportedly Fined $23,030 for Making Contact with Ref vs. Chiefs

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVDecember 16, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 02: Jerry Jeudy #10 of the Denver Broncos looks on during an NFL football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy has reportedly incurred a sizable fine for his actions during Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Jeudy has been fined $23,030 for making contact with an official:

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

League source: NFL fined Broncos' WR Jerry Jeudy $23,030 for making contact with an official during Sunday's game vs. the Chiefs. <a href="https://t.co/8sKZO28nb0">pic.twitter.com/8sKZO28nb0</a>

Although he wasn't penalized or ejected, Jeudy broke the rules on multiple fronts by removing his helmet on the field of play and bumping into an official while shouting at him.

He enjoyed his best game of the season with 73 yards and three touchdowns on eight receptions, but the Broncos' comeback attempt fell short as they lost 34-28 to the Chiefs.

It has been a frustrating season for the Broncos, who are 3-10 and out of the playoff race despite being viewed as postseason contenders entering the 2022 campaign.

Denver acquired likely future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson in a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks, but the deal has backfired, as Wilson has struggled with 2,805 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions in 12 games.

The Broncos are also last in the NFL in scoring at 14.9 points per game, which few would have predicted.

Wilson's arrival was supposed to help take Jeudy to the next level, but even with last week's effort, he has just 42 catches for 587 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games.

Jeudy was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft out of Alabama. While the expectation was that he would establish himself as a No. 1 wideout and Pro Bowler, that hasn't happened.

His rookie season of 52 receptions for 856 yards and three touchdowns remains his best overall production.

To make matters worse for Jeudy and the Broncos, the Seahawks own their first-round pick in the 2023 NFL draft, so losing has been of no benefit to them.

Denver will attempt to build some positive vibes ahead of the 2023 season when it hosts the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.