Maybe the biggest missing piece of this team is a 3rd receiving option on offense. Teams have keyed in to trying and take away both Sanders and Thomas. Those two guys are good enough they can still win even when covered well but a 3rd option would be huge to making this offense a bit more dangerous. Here is where a guy like Jordan Taylor could enter the conversation.
We just saw him have his best game as a Denver Bronco with two big catches. If he can continue to prove that he can be a go to target that can be trusted, he could emerge as a very nice option for Siemian down the stretch. There is a lot to like about his game and some things to be concerned about. If he has fixed or at least improved on some of his earlier weaknesses, then I think there is a strong chance the Broncos give him more chances to prove himself.
There have always been two main concerns when it comes to Taylor. The first is that of route running. We heard from training camp of his making some spectacular plays but it always seemed to be when he ran a go route. I kept waiting to hear that he was making these same types of great plays on other routes and it just wasn’t happening. Thankfully when watching him the Broncos are giving him more route options as of late. This is a big reason I do think he will start seeing the field more. Teams have to prepare for more when he comes into the game.
The other weakness for Taylor has been his inconsistent hands. He will make the spectacular catch like we saw this past week but then struggle to make the easier catches. There are times he is trying to already think about making a play up field and will drop some passes. So, can he prove that he can be a trusted target? If so, then this could be huge down the stretch for the Broncos. With his size and speed combination added to better route running he could be the weapon we have been missing.