Former Utah Utes receiver Tim Patrick has career-best game in Denver Broncos’ first win of the season
Former Utah Utes wide receiver Tim Patrick had a big showing on Thursday night as the Denver Broncos won their first game of the season.
SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Utes wide receiver Tim Patrick had a big showing on Thursday night as the Denver Broncos won their first game of the season.
Patrick was Denver’s leading receiver with six receptions, 113 yards and a touchdown, the favorite target of Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien, who is filling in for injured starting quarterback Drew Lock.
Patrick’s best reception in the 37-28 win over the New York Jets came in the second quarter, when he hauled in a 40-yard pass, the longest reception of Patrick’s career.
Patrick caught a 7-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to put the Broncos up 24-16.
Patrick starred in another key moment late in the fourth quarter. With the Broncos down 28-27 and facing a third-and-7 with four minutes remaining, Rypien found Patrick for a 31-yard tip-toe grab that set up the go-ahead field goal.
It was the first 100-yard receiving game of Patrick’s three-year NFL career.