Denver Broncos: Trinity Benson is going to make the final roster
Denver Broncos wide receiver Trinity Benson is starting to come on strong.
Trinity Benson, an undrafted free agent out of East Central in 2019, is entering his third season with the team, but he has largely gone unnoticed in his time there. That is because Benson has done it the hard way. He’s spent time on the practice squad and waited for his chance to be noticed.
That is starting to happen.
Benson has risen the ranks in Denver and though it seemed like he would be one of the guys buried on the depth chart when the team had 15 wide receivers at one time, the exact opposite is happening. Suddenly, he has a great chance to make the team.
The Broncos have four wide receivers on the roster who are going to make the team in Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler and Tim Patrick. Many feel there could still be two spots at the wide receiver position.
It would be especially helpful if one of those players could be an asset as kick returner.
If you have been to training camp this summer, or even read reports out of camp, you know that Benson makes a play just about every practice. He is also contributing in the return game.
That play translated to the field in the team’s preseason opener on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings. Benson led the team with four receptions and he found the end zone twice.
Trinity Benson is contributing in more ways than one
That will look a lot better than many of the fringe wide receivers on the roster such as Tyrie Cleveland and sixth-round choice Seth Williams. Benson also had a 17-yard kickoff return in the game and just looks better in that role than Cleveland, who has also gotten reps there.
It will be interesting to see how things go over the next two preseason games as there will be a tight race for the last couple of spots at wide receiver on the team but as of right now, it would be tough to keep the efforts and continuous progress of Benson off the roster.