Bryce Callahan's Four Phenomenal Games
No fancy analysis here, just a reminder that Bryce Callahan has had an absolutely phenomenal four game stretch. The Broncos are 3-1 over that period, with Callahan playing a critical role in each victory.
Broncos vs. Jets
In week four, the Broncos led the Jets 30 – 28 with just over two minutes to play. Jamison Crowder was the only thing working for NY on offense, and it was clear that Sam Darnold was going to look his way on 4th & 3. Bradley Chubb got a sack on this play, but only because of Callahan's tight coverage on Crowder. Watch him in the slot (bottom of the screen) as he takes away the passing window and forces Darnold to hold onto the ball.
It was a game-winning play.
Broncos vs. Patriots
The following week Callahan was at it again, coming up with two more big time plays. First, with 30 seconds to go in the third quarter, he picked off a tipped pass intended for N'Keal Harry (slot, top of the screen).
Then he delivered a diving pass break-up on the Patriots' final drive of the game, absolutely smothering Julian Edelman's route (slot, top of the screen).
Chargers vs. Broncos
And, of course, Callahan had one of the plays of the game against the Chargers when he picked off a Justin Herbert pass in the back of the end zone.
Suffice it to say, the Broncos likely would not have won those games without Callahan's clutch performances. He's had an incredible four weeks, including in the loss to the Chiefs when he got the better of Tyreek Hill—the speedster received two targets when Callahan was in coverage, and both fell incomplete.
Callahan is signed through 2021, and is scheduled to make $6M this year and $8.5M next year. That will look like a deal if he continues his lights out play.