5 Broncos players that shined in the crushing loss to the Seahawks

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Andrew Beck was another standout for the Denver Broncos in Week 1

The Denver Broncos entered this game without arguably their favorite option at the tight end position — rookie Greg Dulcich, who is on IR with a hamstring injury — but the tight ends were heavily utilized all throughout the game. One of the guys that was kept at the position somewhat surprisingly on the final 53-man roster was Andrew Beck, who doubles as the team’s fullback.

Beck made one of the best catches of the entire game and really turned some heads with his performance throughout.

Although the one-handed catch will make the highlight reels, it was Beck’s blocking that’s going to keep him on the field as the regular season progresses. When the Broncos went with a fullback in their 21 personnel, Beck’s blocking was superb and he made some key blocks to keep the Broncos’ offense moving throughout the game.

It should come as no coincidence that Beck looks much better in this type of offense. When the Broncos initially claimed Beck off of waivers in 2019, he was joining the Rich Scangarello offense, an iteration of the offense we’re now seeing with Nathaniel Hackett. He showed himself to be a viable weapon in the passing game back in 2019 and his role could be resurrected here in 2022.

One of the plays that didn’t count was a brilliantly designed shovel pass for a touchdown to Beck. Unfortunately, Courtland Sutton was called for a penalty before the snap, but Beck would have scored easily and once again would have proven his worth for the offense in another fun way.

Beck has not had a target since 2019 and was targeted three times (four if you count the play that didn’t end up counting) against the Seahawks with two receptions for 52 yards. He deserves a ton of credit not only for his involvement in the passing game but also for how good his blocking was throughout.