Denver Broncos: Players that could increase production in 2018
Jeff Heuerman, TE
The 2015 third-round pick hasn’t really done much early in his Broncos career, but there is reason to think that will change in his fourth season with the team.
After missing his rookie year, Heuerman had nine catches for just over 140 yards in both 2016 and 2017. With injuries, minimal opportunities, and again poor quarterback play, limited production from Heuerman shouldn’t have come as a surprise.
That being said, 2018 presents a golden opportunity for increased production from the position.
Keenum is a quarterback that throws a lot of balls to tight ends. Last season Minnesota Vikings tight ends caught 70 passes for 646 yards and 10 touchdowns, with Kyle Rudolph racking up the majority of those numbers.
Bill Musgrave will certainly try to get more production from the tight ends this season. With Heuerman and Jake Butt competing for the starting spot, at least one of the two is bound to have a big season.
Heuerman could easily triple his production from last season even if he doesn’t emerge from training camp as the starter.