Denver Broncos: 9 tight ends the team could acquire for depth

Denver Broncos, Tyler Eifert. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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Denver Broncos, Tyler Eifert
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3. Tyler Eifert (Jaguars)

Injuries derailed Tyler Eifert’s career when it appeared he was en route to potentially racking up 10 or more touchdown catches on an annual basis at his peak with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Eifert averaged a touchdown per game in his Pro Bowl 2015 season, catching 13 touchdowns and putting himself firmly on the map as a former first-round pick who had struggled to get things going in his first two years in the league.

Eifert’s breakout 2015 season was followed by a brutal stretch from 2016-18 where he played just 14 games. Still, in those 14 games, Eifert managed to catch six touchdowns among his 48 receptions, proving his efficiency when he actually was able to be on the field.

Starting in 2019, it was “prove it” time for Eifert, who was still just 29 entering the 2019 season. He ended up playing all 16 games for the Bengals, catching 43 passes with three touchdowns among them.

In 2020, Eifert got a shot with the Jacksonville Jaguars, playing in 15 games with two touchdowns on 36 receptions total.

Considering the fact that Eifert has missed just one game in the last two seasons and is still just going to be 31 this season, he would be well worth a one-year flyer for the Denver Broncos as a red-zone weapon with a massive catch radius and strong hands.

With the cost to acquire Eifert likely being minimal at this point in time, he is a low-risk, high-reward veteran proposition with a history of high touchdown production.