Jake Butt is what we thought he was
Like just about every position on the Broncos’ offense, the tight end position is filled with youth.
With six players on the roster at the position combining for 30 career receptions, the Broncos have to have someone step up in 2018.
Jeff Heuerman has been working with the top offense. He’s in his fourth season (third healthy) with the Broncos after the team drafted him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and he’s being pushed by second-year player Jake Butt.
Butt spent the 2017 season recovering from a knee injury he suffered in his final college game. He fell in the 2017 NFL Draft as a result of that injury, and his loss was the Broncos’ gain.
Butt has looked every bit like the All-American tight end he was in college, making acrobatic catches throughout OTAs and generating hype from coaches, teammates, and media along the way.
He’s got star capabilities, but again, he’s not proven anything yet. Everything at the tight end position is in a ‘wait-and-see’ stage.