KUSA — Next up in the line of Broncos’ offseason surgeries is Jordan Taylor.
The Denver Broncos’ second-year receiver and punt returner had his right hip surgically repaired by Dr. Marc Philippon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, league sources tell 9NEWS. (Update: This report initially said Taylor was to have surgery on both hips. It was decided to treat the other hip conservatively, and not repair it surgically). (Update II: It turned out 9News original report was correct: Taylor did have surgery on both hips. The second, on his left hip, was 9 weeks after his first surgery on his right hip).
The long-framed, long-haired, sure-handed Taylor -- known as “Sunshine’’ to his teammates and cult following -- was not only a rare Broncos’ bright spot in the second half of the 2017, he also showed remarkable toughness the entire season. Taylor had been playing with a labrum tear in his right hip since the preseason, according to a source. His left hip also started bothering him as the season went along.
Taylor rescued the Broncos’ punt returning position from the fumbling Isaiah McKenzie in the final quarter of the season and had 6 catches for 65 yards in the season finale Sunday against Kansas City.
Taylor, who turns 26 next month, will be an exclusive rights free agent who is expected to make $630,000 in 2018.
He follows quarterback Trevor Siemian to the Broncos’ list of offseason body repairs. Siemian is undergoing left shoulder surgery this morning by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.