One Denver Broncos wide receiver that could shock during training camp

Jun 6, 2022; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Trey Quinn (84) during OTA workouts at the UC Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 6, 2022; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Trey Quinn (84) during OTA workouts at the UC Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos have an exceptionally deep wide receiver position group. This particular player could end up shocking people during training camp.

Cracking the Denver Broncos’ 53-man roster is going to be tough as it is.

Cracking it at the wide receiver position? That will be borderline impossible.

The top four at the wide receiver position for the Denver Broncos are about as solid as you can get heading into training camp.

The Broncos have Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy, and KJ Hamler who will be the top four this season provided everyone can stay healthy, and that group is as good as it gets in today’s NFL.

For players at the back end of the roster trying to crack the 53 like wide receiver Trey Quinn, it will be absolutely critical to stack days throughout training camp to make your presence felt.

Trey Quinn could emerge as a legitimate option for the Denver Broncos at WR

Back in the 2018 NFL Draft, Washington made Trey Quinn the final pick of the event, also known as Mr. Irrelevant.

Quinn’s college career started at LSU but ended at SMU where he was teammates with none other than Denver Broncos’ second-round pick in 2018 Courtland Sutton.

As you can see in this video, Sutton has always been the first one on the scene to celebrate a touchdown with his teammates.

Since he was taken with the Mr. Irrelevant pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, Quinn has experienced varying levels of success as an NFL player.

With Washington in 2018, he ended up making the roster and playing in 14 games, catching nine passes with a touchdown.

In 2019, Quinn once again made Washington’s roster and played a more extensive role in their offense, catching 26 passes and another score.

He played a handful of special teams for Washington as well, returning 20 punts in two seasons.

Washington cut Quinn before the 2020 season and he landed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a brief stint.

Last offseason, he spent about a month with the Las Vegas Raiders but obviously didn’t make the final roster with them.

The Denver Broncos had him in on a tryout basis earlier this offseason, and he made enough of an impression to get signed to an actual contract.

Heading into training camp, he’ll be one of many wide receivers worth watching due to the fact that he has prior NFL experience, he can play the slot, he can return punts, and he has history as a teammate of Courtland Sutton’s.

Being a college teammate of Sutton’s ultimately may mean nothing, but Quinn is in an environment that has produced countless opportunities for wide receivers in positions almost exactly like his, or even more unlikely.

Tim Patrick, a castoff of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers before signing with the Denver Broncos, is one example.

The Broncos bring in a bunch of players every year to fill out the 90-man roster and most don’t make it, so the odds are still against a player like Trey Quinn.

With that being said, he has the opportunity to go out there just like anyone else and stack days together. Make plays consistently. Catch the eyes of the coaching staff.

There are so many players on this Denver Broncos roster with intriguing backgrounds and stories that will be great to unpack as training camp progresses, but seeing Quinn bounce back after two years of bouncing around the league would be a lot of fun.