4. Tight End
Over the past three seasons, perhaps the only single position on the Denver Broncos’ roster that has been as inept (or more so) as the quarterback position is tight end.
The last ‘good’ season by a tight end was from Owen Daniels in 2015 when he played (and started) all 16 games in the regular season and was a critical piece of the Broncos’ Super Bowl run that year.
Daniels came in and provided a veteran presence the Broncos desperately needed and that may be the direction they turn this offseason, though the team has expressed some interest in bringing back 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman.
Whether or not the team brings back Heuerman will dictate the team’s activity at this position in free agency, but they desperately need something.
They were hoping to get that ‘something’ from Jake Butt this past season, but he suffered another knee injury and is working his way back from that. The team also likely still has high hopes for last year’s fifth-rounder Troy Fumagalli, who could play a role along with Butt this season.
One way or another, the Broncos have to get a difference-maker here.