Denver Broncos: Jacob Bobenmoyer apparently wins competition at long snapper
The Denver Broncos appear ready to move forward with Jacob Bobenmoyer as the team’s long snapper.
We knew the Broncos would have a new long snapper in 2020 after the team moved on from Casey Kreiter during the offseason. Both Jacob Bobenmoyer and Wes Farnsworth were brought in to compete for the job, though Bobenmoyer was always considered the favorite to win it.
On Thursday, he apparently did just that when the Broncos chose to release Farnsworth.
Bobenmoyer was brought in as part of the team’s rookie minicamp last offseason but was unable to unseat Kreiter at that time. But when the Broncos re-signed Bobenmoyer back in March, it was with the intention of him replacing Kreiter.
That is impressive in and of itself as Kreiter spent four seasons with the team and even participated in a Pro Bowl.
Bobenmoyer is just 23 years old and has local ties, having been born in Cheyenne, Wyoming before starring at the University of Northern Colorado. He will now work closely with new punter Sam Martin, the guy he will snap the ball to on all punts and field-goal attempts, as Martin is slated to be the team’s holder on kicks.
Farnsworth played on special teams and on the defensive side of the ball as a linebacker in college. He was never expected to beat out Bobenmoyer, despite signing a futures contract with the Broncos following the 2019 season. The Broncos gave him every opportunity by keeping him on the roster this late into training camp.
Long snapper is easily the least glamorous position on a football team, but it is one that is essential, despite being easily overlooked. The focus on that position now shifts to Bobenmoyer, who the Broncos clearly see something in.