TE - DEN
Week 3 Outlook
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.
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.
NFL Network's James Palmer is reporting Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) will undergo a "minor" knee procedure.
Butt has experienced soreness in his left knee, triggering the procedure. With three ACL surgeries under his belt and now this, Butt's tenure in the NFL could be over before it even really begins.
Jake Butt had two receptions for 17 yards on two targets in the Broncos' 10-6 preseason loss to the Rams Saturday.
Butt returned from a torn ACL suffered in Week 3 last season against Los Angeles. He has been battling for a roster spot and has talent if he can finally remain healthy this season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Broncos have placed TE Jake Butt (knee) on the injured reserve list.
An expected outcome, Butt's season is over after suffering the third ACL tear of his career. As a result, Jeff Heuerman and Matt LaCosse are in line to receive the featured tight end duties for the Broncos. In a corresponding move, Denver promoted TE Brian Parker from the practice squad. Any hope of salvaging fantasy value at the Broncos TE position is gone.
Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Thursday during the team's walkthrough. He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.
It's a brutal injury for the young tight end who has now suffered a torn ACL for the third time in his career. The Broncos will start Jeff Heuerman as their primary tight end but don't expect a ton of fantasy relevance from that position in Denver.