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Denver Broncos Won’t need to Look Off-Roster for a Tim Patrick Replacement

Once the devastating news broke that stud wide receiver Tim Patrick will be out for the entirety of the upcoming season, fans begun to wonder the way the Denver Broncos would deal with losing. Some started float possible trade scenarios, while some scoured the free agent wide receiver market.

However, the solution is probable right beneath the Broncos’ nose.

To displace Patrick, you do not necessarily have to replace his profile. There might even become more upside for the offense in attracting a receiver to fill that spot it doesn’t do what Patrick did, and that receiver could possibly be former second-round pick KJ Hamler, or the fifth-rounder in this year’s draft, Montrell Washington.

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The reason behind this is because of quarterback Russell Wilson’s strengths. Wilson is widely considered the very best deep-ball passer in the league, even though Courtland Sutton is an excellent “rise and obtain it” receiver, he isn’t the sort to burn through the defense and obtain hit in stride deep for an extended touchdown.

A lot of Wilson’s best highlights as a Seattle Seahawk result from him creating a great play in the pocket and launching a ball downfield in to the arms of Tyler Lockett or Jermaine Kearse for a touchdown.

Hamler and Washington both can offer this spark for the brand new Nathaniel Hackett-led Broncos offense should they may become legitimate threats downfield in the NFL. Jerry Jeudy’s job of working the short-to-intermediate routes can be easier with the defense needing to play further back again to protect those deep passes.

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If the Broncos require a bigger-body, possession receiver, they still have former sixth-round pick Seth Williams, who’s 6-foot-3, which could have more opportunities this season if he is able to lock down a roster spot, and also undrafted rookie Brandon Johnson. Plus, the Broncos signed Darrius Shepherd, a former Green Bay Packers project under Hackett, to round out underneath of the depth chart.

There aren’t lots of positives whenever a situation such as this happens. However, Patrick’s injury creates vacuum pressure, and the Broncos have young players that may utilize this as to be able to prove themselves and potentially fill it. Broncos Countrycan be thankful that Patrick could secure a lucrative contract extension last offseason.

Whoever fills Patrick’s large shoes couldn’t be stepping right into a better situation with among the best quarterbacks in the league, a bright offensive mind calling plays, and a great deal of talent at another skill positions around them to take the pressure off.


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