The Broncos added Tim Patrick to the practice squad last season and at the time, he looked like a fun height/weight/speed prospect.
Typically, players who have all of the required physical attributes but aren’t latching on to any NFL rosters just aren’t great wide receivers. At the very least, they’re not good enough special teams players to be worth an NFL team’s trouble.
That’s why excitement wasn’t bubbling over for Patrick, whose one year of steady production at Utah came in his final year on campus due to a broken leg he suffered earlier in his college career.
Since earning his way onto the active roster in 2018, Patrick has started to really emerge as a valuable player for the Broncos both on special teams and offensively.
He’s got three receptions so far this season, including a big catch and run to set up the Broncos’ game-winning field goal against the Raiders earlier this season and a touchdown catch (the first of his NFL career) this past weekend against the Chiefs.