After missing the entire 2019 season following complications stemming from his ACL surgery in September 2018 it seems that Jake Butt is finally ready to compete at full health for the Broncos. Once touted as one of the top tight end prospects entering the 2017 Draft Butt tore his ACL in the Orange Bowl during the last collegiate game of his career (Butt had previously torn his ACL in 2014 with Michigan). He then missed his entire rookie season recovering from the injury and related surgery. Butt played in only two games in 2018 before suffering a torn ACL during a non-contact drill during practice in 2018. Now entering his fourth season in the league Butt has only played in three games catching eight passes for 85 yards. (Denver Post)
Unfortunately for Jake Butt, but not unsurprisingly, the Broncos have added more talent to their tight end group with Noah Fant entering his second season in the league, and more recently selecting Albert Okwuegbunam in the fourth round of the 2020 Draft. Butt will have his work cut out for him as he will likely have to compete with veterans Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett for a roster spot.