Denver Broncos: Jack Doyle from Colts for 5th Round pick
Doyle, as of this writing, was in line to miss a third straight game with a hip injury with the Colts on a short week. But there are no indications it’s season-ending issue, and with Eric Ebron stepping up Doyle could find himself on the move.
It’s getting hard to remember the last time the Broncos had a tight end who was a real threat in the passing game. Jake Butt is done for the year with a torn left ACL, after missing his entire 2017 rookie season with a torn right ACL. Jeff Heuerman and Matt LaCosse shouldn’t inspire great confidence.
Last year with the Minnesota Vikings, Case Keenum threw seven of his 22 touchdown passes to Kyle Rudolph and the Vikings No. 1 tight end had 78 targets in the 15 games Keenum played at least half of. So adding a legit weapon at the position should be a priority for the Broncos, if they want to get the best from their starting quarterback this year.
Doyle is not an explosive player, with a career average of 8.5 yards per catch. But he did have 139 catches during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, and if he gets healthy before the end of the month the Broncos should be making a call to the Colts.