Denver Broncos offensive breakout candidate no. 5: Tim Patrick, WR
Like so many players before him, Tim Patrick is proof the underdog is capable of becoming a very reliable threat at wide receiver and potentially an underrated star.
Patrick bounced around the NFL being with a few teams before catching on with the Denver Broncos.
Patrick has worked long and hard to get to where he needs to be in his NFL career. He had shown the capacity as a number one receiver for a team. There are arguments to be made that Patrick has been the number one wideout on the roster.
Like Russell Wilson’s previous wide receiver corps in Seattle, Patrick lines up perfectly as a physical catch-point player for Wilson. Patrick is a phenomenal straight-line speed and a go-route threat that makes his 50/50 chances more like 80/20.
He regularly has shown tremendous awareness to catch the ball before the defender.
When you go undrafted in the NFL a player needs to show he is not a one-trick pony. This is why people who mentioned Patrick as a one-trick pony could not be further from the truth. Patrick has shown to be better in and out of his breaks completely rounding out his route tree.
Patrick is not just a likely candidate to be a 1,000-yard receiver once again, but a leader in team touchdowns as well.