Tyrique Jarrett promoted to roster ahead of season opener
The Denver Broncos, needing help on the defensive line, promoted Tyrique Jarrett from the practice squad to the active roster…
The Denver Broncos weren’t in any hurry to make this roster move, but finally added nose tackle Tyrique Jarrett to the 53-man roster ahead of Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, per multiple reports.
The decision to put Jarrett on the active roster was much needed, as the Broncos’ defensive line has taken some serious hits in recent weeks due to injury.
Thankfully, Derek Wolfe’s injury healed quicker than anticipated, and he will start tonight’s game. The same can not be said of Jared Crick and Zach Kerr, who are still trying to get healthy enough to play or even practice fully.
This move was anticipated the longer the Broncos waited to make it. It wouldn’t have made sense to sign a stranger to the defensive system this late before a game, even though most defensive linemen can be given gap responsibilities and just go make plays.
The Broncos opted for the in-house option of Jarrett, and quite frankly, he probably should have made the initial 53-man roster to begin with.
For such a big guy, his quickness off the ball and initial leverage is impressive. Jarrett has the ability to absolutely blow offensive linemen off their base, and you can see that here.
The time for Jarrett is now.
The Broncos don’t have a ton of depth along the defensive line going into tonight’s game against the Chargers, and especially with the emphasis they need to place on stopping the run early on, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all if Jarrett saw a significant number of snaps.
He’s been nicknamed ‘Pot Roast Jr.’ for his resemblance (physically and the way he plays) to former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Terrance Knighton.
Here’s hoping we see some similar impact from Jarrett early on in his NFL career.