Jeff Heuerman, TE
Coming off of the best season of his professional career, Heuerman was an obvious candidate to re-sign. The only factor possibly preventing the Broncos from bringing Heuerman back?
His health issues.
That’s why the team gave him just a two-year deal worth up to $9 million, which is about $1.5 million per year below what tight ends were getting on the open market this year.
Heuerman, speaking with Orange & Blue 760, talked about never wanting to leave Denver in the first place.
Among Heuerman’s reasons for wanting to re-sign in Denver?
- Unfinished business
- Joe Flacco’s love for tight ends
- Rich Scangarello’s scheme
Heuerman said in that interview that he told his agent he wanted to remain in Denver, and wants to be part of turning things around.
Of course, Heuerman was there but not part of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers. The team had huge expectations for him that season but he tore his ACL in his first rookie minicamp.
This offense is going to be a version of the one Heuerman was drafted to excel in. In the interview with O&B, he says that he told Scangarello he had been watching tape of George Kittle, the San Francisco 49ers’ star tight end.
Though Heuerman hasn’t been healthy enough to show it, he told his new offensive coordinator he can do everything Kittle can do, he just needs to be able to stay on the field to prove it.
Heuerman is definitely a confident guy. He said he wants to help the Broncos win a Super Bowl and make the Pro Bowl in the process.