Denver Broncos: Why Tim Patrick should be retained

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

One of the most important things on a professional sports team is continuity. The Denver Broncos, under their very own circumstances, need to follow this thought.

What exactly do I mean? Well, this offense needs all the help it can get/retain. That won’t necessarily be the case for all of their offensive players, but it needs to be the case for wide receiver Tim Patrick.

Patrick is scheduled to become a restricted free agent, meaning that the Broncos will place one of the available tenders on him and if a team chose to sign him, that team would owe the Broncos a draft pick.

So, what are some reasons why Patrick should be brought back to the Broncos in 2021?

As mentioned above, continuity is crucial, especially for a young team. Not only would bringing Patrick back help quarterback Drew Lock; it would also help the team’s young receivers in Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler.

Even though the Broncos have Courtland Sutton, we don’t quite know if Sutton will be 100 percent when the season begins. We can guess that he will be good to go, but ACL tears are a real pain and unpredictable.

If the Broncos don’t have Sutton at full-go at season’s start, and they end up losing Patrick, I don’t think that would be the best situation at all.

The New England Patriots have previously been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Patrick. Even with quarterback Tom Brady now in Tampa Bay, losing Patrick to a team that was once previously among the hated would be disappointing.

A couple of months ago, Sayre Bedinger gave his thoughts on Patrick regarding free agency. You can check it out here.

Patrick won’t be the first option at the wide receiver position for teams, but there is some talent there and any team that would potentially get him would be in good hands. Let’s hope it remains the Denver Broncos.