Monday, the team formally showed that by picking up Jeudy's fifth-year option. Jeudy, who was the Broncos' first-round pick in 2020, is now signed through the 2024 season.
Jeudy will earn $12.98 million in 2024, which will be the fifth and final year of his rookie deal.
The move was expected even though, a week before the draft, Broncos general manager George Paton wouldn't say yet if the team was going to engage the fifth-year option. But he did say that "we're high, really high, on Jerry ... we like Jerry, he's going to be here."
The Broncos did use their opening pick of last weekend's draft -- No. 63 overall -- on a wide receiver in Oklahoma's Marvin Mims Jr., but Paton said the selection was made simply because Mims was the best choice on the draft board at the point.
"It has nothing to do with any of our receivers," Paton said.
Coach Sean Payton said at the owners meetings in March that the Broncos were going to rebuff the interest some teams had expressed in acquiring Jeudy in a trade earlier this offseason.
Jeudy, whom multiple opposing players and coaches have characterized as an elite route runner, finished last season in a flourish. After he returned from an ankle injury in December, he had 523 yards receiving over the final six games of the season.
That six-game run also included Jeudy's first career three-touchdown game -- Dec. 11 against Kansas City -- to go with a five-catch, 154-yard effort in the season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Jeudy missed seven games in 2021 because of injuries and missed two more last season, but he was the only wide receiver on the team who finished with more than two touchdown catches.
Jeudy had six in an offense that routinely struggled to score and finished the year as the league's lowest-scoring offense at 16.9 points per game.