NFL great Steve Smith tries to apologize to Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy for past criticism, but walks away after being snubbed


Not many NFL analysts have a better resume than Steve Smith Sr. on how to become a better receiver. The 44-year-old ended up with the eighth-most receiving yards in NFL history (14,731) after 16 NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2001-2013) and Baltimore Ravens (2014-2016). . He is one of only four players since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to lead the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in the same season, finishing in 2005 with 103 catches and 1,563 receiving yards. ball and 12 receiving touchdowns to achieve this feat. Others to have won a Treble with the club since 1970 are Jerry Rice (1990), Sterling Sharpe (1992) and Cooper Kupp (2021) ).

Like many analysts today, Smith has a podcast. On his podcast “Cut To It,” he recently called current Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy a “JAG,” or just another guy. Smith attempted to apologize for the remark during an appearance on NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” pregame show before Jeudy and the Broncos took on the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

However, according to Smith, Jeudy had no intention of making amends, as Smith said the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft said “Ninja, I’m not messing with you.” After Judy repeated his comments, Smith allegedly became angry and apologized again, but it wasn’t really an apology.

“I’m sorry I said you were a JAG, just an average wide receiver, and they (the Denver Broncos) used a first-round pick and didn’t do anything with it. I wish you actually showed up today on a team that’s been You haven’t been around the last few years since they drafted you. So if you have any questions about Agent 89, I’m sorry to say you are an average wide receiver and they will eventually move on from you. When the team When you call me and ask if you should be traded, I say ‘No, don’t trade Jerry Jeudy because he’s mentally incapable of handling constructive criticism that will specifically focus on whether you can be a wide receiver.’ He He is a third-level player.”

Jeudy walked across the sideline where Smith and others on NFL Network’s pregame coverage were, yelling at him.

The 24-year-old wide receiver has 17 catches for 208 yards this season. Maybe Jeudy finds the end zone and provides some extra momentum to start Week 6.

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