Jake Butt feels “strongest I’ve ever been”

AP

The Broncos got a total of 50 catches from tight ends last season which is equal to the amount of catches that the Jets got from Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Twelve other tight ends posted more catches than that and the Broncos’ hopes of better offensive output across the board in 2018 would be improved if they could get more production from the position. Jake Butt is part of the plan on that front and the 2017 fifth-round pick says that the torn ACL that kept him out all of last season is no longer an obstacle.

Butt said his knee feels great and that he feels the “strongest I’ve ever been” as he prepares for the delayed start to his NFL career. Quarterback Case Keenum agreed that Butt is looking strong in practice.

“I honestly didn’t know,” Keenum said, via the Denver Post. “I knew he was injured, but I had no idea that it was even a knee issue. You can’t even tell. He’s running around making cuts and doing a great job.”

The Broncos added another tight end in the fifth round this year by drafting Troy Fumagalli and they also have Jeff Heuerman on hand as they look for better output this time around.

18 responses to “Jake Butt feels “strongest I’ve ever been”

  1. Any word on former Alabama tight end Brad Smelley coming out of retirement to form a potent 1-2 punch with Jake Butt?

  2. Broncos tight ends never seem to stay healthy. I don’t think it’s all just bad luck. Elway needs to change the condition coach.

  3. Read that as Jake’s Butt “strongest I have ever seen” at first. And clicked immediately.

  4. craniator says:
    May 24, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    Any word on former Alabama tight end Brad Smelley coming out of retirement to form a potent 1-2 punch with Jake Butt?

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    Brad’s brother Chris Smelley once occupied the same backfield at South Carolina with a RB named Taylor Rank ..as expected, they both stunk.

  5. That’s nice to hear but it doesn’t mean squat if the Broncos offensive staff continue to employ their tight ends as blockers. If the historically inadequate offensive line continues to struggle, the offensive outlook for Butt and his comrades doesn’t look too bright.

  6. Broncos tight ends never seem to stay healthy. I don’t think it’s all just bad luck. Elway needs to change the condition coach.

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    Lol what? Jake Butt got hurt in college, good try though.

  7. you know his dad wanted to name his son Harry, but mom was having none of that!

  8. Broncos tight ends never seem to stay healthy. I don’t think it’s all just bad luck. Elway needs to change the condition coach.
    …..

    Broncos have traditionally had one of the best S&C programs in the league. And they did get a new head this year, the guy who has worked with a lot of CO athletes privately.

    Heuerman has been a walking injury, may be weak soft tissue. Julius Thomas wouldn’t play unless he was 100%, he missed a lot of time others would have played.

    Denver has had injuries, but not worse than other teams. In general, they’ve been pretty healthy the last several years, relatively speaking.

  9. Once that weather gets cold, Keenum will struggle… QB search isn’t over yet DENVER!!!!

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