Ahead of Broncos vs. Jets Matchup, HC Sean Payton Finds Similarities Between Jets’ Sauce Gardner and Broncos’ Patrick Surtain II

Published 10/07/2023, 10:35 AM EDT

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Sean Payton in his debut season, has set the tone for the Denver Broncos to make a comeback. After a series of defeats, the Broncos found a revival in their latest matchup against the Chicago Bears. However, HC Payton has drawn parallel lines between his cornerback and the New York Jets’ cornerback. 

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The Jets being their next week 5 challengers, Payton in his coach avatar, described the Jets’ cornerback Sauce Gardener’s gameplay with the Broncos’ cornerback Patrick Surtain II, where he highlighted the athleticism of both these cornerbacks, ahead of their matchup.

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Denver Broncos’ YouTube Channel uploaded a video of the press conference, where HC Sean Payton shared his thoughts on their upcoming home game against the Jets. Moreover, Payton described the on-field prowess Gardner and Surtain possessed.

Highlighting the similarities, Payton said, They’re long all right. So they transition well, they can run, they’ve got good instincts, and so you know when those guys press, and take away certain routes, and then those 5050 balls become like 7030. You know they’re just harder because of the length and the athleticism.”

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He continued, “I think that’s the thing you see a confident player on tape, you know for him to come in his first year and play like he did you know that uh that’s hard to do.”

Gardner and Surtain are standing strong with 15 and 13 tackles respectively in the 2023 NFL season so far. Both these cornerbacks will meet at Empower Field at Mile High on a Sunday night matchup.

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The Broncos embarked on their comeback season

The Jets started their season with a victory, followed by three consecutive defeats. However, the Broncos faced defeats three consecutive defeats followed by a recent victory in the week 4 game against the Bears. Both these teams are seeking their second victory of the season. The Jets’ highly anticipated QB, Aaron Rodgers’ injury plagued the Jets’ dream of clinching their second Super Bowl title after 1969. However, young Zach Wilson is taking the lead of the Jets’ offense in Rodgers’ absence.

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Moreover, the Broncos, after a disappointing 2022 season, are aiming for a comeback season under the guidance of head coach Sean Payton. The Broncos QB, Russell Wilson is displaying favorable signs for the Broncos team. After lodging a career-low 2022 season, Wilson and the entire Broncos army are willing for their QB to attain his potential. Meanwhile, let us know your thoughts on this week’s 5 matchup. Will the Broncos get their home advantage or the Jets are clinching their second victory?

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