The Denver Broncos have four players on their roster who could start at the tight end position. How will reps be divided between these guys?
The Denver Broncos have a talented group of tight ends, which we looked at in a comprehensive overview earlier this offseason.
The Broncos’ tight ends might be mostly unproven, but this is a position group that can absolutely be one of the deepest on the team in 2019 if they can stay healthy in 2019.
Staying healthy proved impossible for three of the top four guys at this spot last year.
Troy Fumagalli missed his entire rookie season after a sports hernia in the offseason.
Jake Butt played in just three games before going down with another ACL injury.
Jeff Heuerman, who has been injured far too often throughout this career, had his best season as a pro cut short due to broken ribs.
The Broncos tried to cover their bases this offseason by re-signing Heuerman, whose injury was more of the ‘freak’ variety than the ‘made of glass’ variety and drafting Iowa’s Noah Fant in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
So how is this competition shaping up? Who is the favorite to be the starter, and which player will end up leading this team in snaps in 2019? We’ll take a look at these questions and a few more.