Jeff Heuerman, TE
The tight end is almost like the quarterback position for the Broncos. It has been a revolving door ever season since the days of Julius Thomas, Owen Daniels, Joel Dressen, and Jacob Tamme.
The Denver Broncos Broncos drafted Jake Butt in the fifth round in 2017, but he has now sustained three ACL injuries in his career. That is difficult to come back from. However, in my opinion, the future remains very bright for Butt.
It is never a good situation when a team is relying on so much depth when it is not the best or tested quicker than it should. On the other hand, it was a positive sign to see Jeff Heuerman play the way he did.
Heuerman showed more flashes of his pass catching ability and blocking than any point in his career. It is why Heuerman must be a priority to re-sign back in Denver. He may not be the top guy, but he showed Denver there’s still room for positive development.
Heuerman is a surprisingly athletic player capable of showing strength to create yards after the catch. The stiff arm of Heuerman became one of his staples. He also proved to be reliable with Case Keenum during a few stretches of games.
Here is the pause on tight end. This 2019 tight end class is about as deep as it has ever been. 2017 Draft Class had a lot of talent, but nothing this deep and impactful in quite a long time.
Denver might move on from Heuerman and add a player in the draft.