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Denver Broncos Breakout Star Ready to Explode in 2024

Marvin Mims was widely viewed as a sleeper who was an immediate contributor before being selected by the Broncos in the second round of the 2023 draft and could play a bigger role in his second NFL season.

However, as a rookie, Mims only caught 22 passes for 377 yards with one touchdown. But after a major makeover of the Broncos’ receiving corps, the former Oklahoma standout could become a breakout star in the NFL.

Could Marvin Mims be the Denver Broncos’ Breakout Star?

Mims certainly has the speed to be a difference maker for Nix and the Broncos’ offense.

After all, Mims was named a Pro Bowler last season as a return specialist and has a chance to carve out an important niche in the passing game thanks to Jeudy’s departure.

Combine Mims’ ability to get the best out of a defense with the fact that Broncos quarterbacks posted a strong passer rating of 105.9 when targeting him while only being charged with one dropped pass, according to Pro Football Focus. and the ingredients are there for a second-year outbreak.

“Coming into Year 2, knowing what to expect, knowing the routes, knowing what to do as a receiver, I feel like it’s going a lot smoother,” Mims told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. “(It’s like) night and day.”

As a new day dawns, both for Mims in his second season and for the Broncos at quarterback, there seems to be confidence in the building that Mims can fill the void left by Jeudy and many more.

“I’ve said this and I’ll say it again, (the coaches) were just as responsible – I don’t want to say you’re holding (Mims) back – but man, you’re trying to get shots for (Jeudy) and you’re trying to get shots get for (Sutton) and so I think we’ll see a lot of growth from year 1 to year 2,” Payton told ESPN. “(Mims) is tough. … We know he’s a good returner. … We saw transition speed, we saw the things you need to see at the receiver position.