Maybe the most consistent receiver of the bunch (sans Sutton), Tim Patrick has shown ability to make plays in the clutch. Since coming to Denver in the middle of the 2017 season, Patrick has proven to be a reliable back up receiver and special teams player.
In his two years on the active roster, Patrick has averaged just under 20 catches and 267 yards a season. While the numbers aren’t flashy, the moments in which they come are notable. It seemed like whenever the Broncos needed a 3rd down conversion, Patrick was one of the first guy targeted.
I can think of at least a handful of times over the last two years where Patrick has come into a game and made a clutch catch the move the chains and keep the Broncos in the game.
For that and his ST value, I would keep him for another year.
With that said, there may be two things going against him. One, he’s scheduled to be a Restricted Free Agent this off-season. Unless the Broncos don’t want to bring him back, I’d expect them to put a tender on him and keep him around. The only question is, what round tender do you put on a former UDFA that’s mainly been a #4 WR?
The other factor in Patrick’s roster status for 2020 is simply who else the Broncos bring in. If they bring in twoor more WR’s this off-season, that could make it very difficult for Patrick to maintain his place on the roster.
Things can certainly change in a few months but as it stands right now, I think Tim Patrick will return in 2020.
2020 Status: Mortar