Denver Broncos: 3 players who have overstayed their welcome with team
It’s unfortunate how Jake Butt’s career has gone, but every team in the league knew it was a possibility that it would go that way after he tore up his knee in his final college game. That is why he fell to the fifth round of the 2017 draft, where many felt the Broncos had found a steal.
The talent is there, that has always been evident. But the durability is not. Though Butt still has a lot of support and believers out there, here is a stat that no one can argue: He has played in just three of a potential 48 career games.
That isn’t going to get it done.
barring a miraculous turnaround, Butt’s career will always be remembered as a big “what if” scenario, as multiple injuries have made it impossible to even get out of the starting gate in Denver.
The Broncos added Albert Okwuegbunam in the draft this year after taking Noah Fant in the first round last year. There may not be much room for Butt to continue his career in the Mile High City.
He would need to have a really strong camp to hang around, and maybe he still will because of all of his “potential” but it seems clear that his potential may never be realized in the NFL.