The Denver Broncos have a chance to upgrade both sides of the ball in free agency. Here are the top tight end options available in 2019.
The Denver Broncos have a chance to really upgrade their roster in free agency in 2019. They have already started making major changes to the roster by trading for Joe Flacco, who will be the team’s starting quarterback moving forward.
What will the team do to upgrade elsewhere on offense now that Flacco is coming to town?
One area the team needs to take a look at is the tight end position, where the top three players on the depth chart went down with season-ending injuries in 2019.
Jeff Heuerman was penciled in as the team’s number one tight end and played like it the majority of the year before a rib injury late in the season ended the best year of his young NFL career.
Jake Butt entered the season as the number two tight end but the Broncos’ top pass-catching option in his ‘redshirt rookie’ season. Butt tore his ACL in the final game of his college career at Michigan and unfortunately suffered a torn ACL this past season with the Broncos.
Troy Fumagalli, a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin, was placed on injured reserve before his rookie season even started due to a sports hernia.
The Broncos ended the 2018 season with Matt LaCosse, Brian Parker, and Temarrick Hemingway as their top tight ends.
The team is interested in re-signing Heuerman, but he will be allowed to test the free agent market unless they can strike a team-friendly deal before March.
There will be options in free agency from other teams, and the Broncos have undoubtedly looked into that list already.
Here are the top five options for them if they choose the out-of-house free agent route.