Broncos Star Considering Training Camp Holdout Amid Contract Dispute

Courtland Sutton caught 10 TDs for the Broncos in the 2023-24 season
Courtland Sutton caught 10 TDs for the Broncos in the 2023-24 season / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Star Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is in the middle of a contract dispute as he enters the final two years of his current four-year, $60 million deal. Sutton was an extension and he seems to be considering a holdout to accomplish his financial goals.

Speaking with Denver media following minicamp on Tuesday, the Broncos' leading wide receiver was non-committal when asked about a potential holdout at training camp in July.

For a team dealing with numerous questionable reports out of this summer, Sutton's situation is one to watch in the coming months.

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton Considering Training Camp Holdout

When asked about possibly holding out during training camp, Sutton said, "You know, we'll see. We'll see what happens."

He proceeded to emphasize his desire to stay with the organization long-term, though it's hard to ignore his instinctual response. Sutton is considered to be one of the most talented wideouts in the AFC, so it makes sense he wants to be paid like it. He's under contract for two more seasons but given the massive contracts signed around the NFL this summer, Sutton's frustration is warranted.

While Sutton had only 59 catches for 772 yards last year, he hauled in 10 TDs and Russell Wilson had a 120.2 passer rating when targeting the 2018 second-round pick. He averages 14.3 yards per catch for his career, showcasing downfield ability and an impressive target radius in the red zone.

The Chiefs don't have any contract holdout concerns, that we know of, making it easier to laugh at the Broncos' misfortune. After the Chris Jones mess to open the 2023-24 season, Kansas City fans know how complicated negotiations can get even with a player who wants to remain with the organization.

We'll see what comes of Sutton's situation. For now, expect to see trade rumors pop up around the league unless the dispute gets settled.

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