The Denver Broncos want to keep tight end Jeff Heuerman at Mile High just a bit longer. The Broncos and Heuerman reached an agreement today to resign the pass-catcher to a two-year, $9 million deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Heuerman will enter his fifth season in the league after being drafted in the third-round out of Ohio State in 2015 by Denver.
Denver re-signing TE Jeff Heuerman to a two-year, $9 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2019
Last season, Heuerman saw the field in 11 games, catching 31 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns.
Heuerman was an unrestricted free agent this offseason and testing the open market.
Jeff Heuerman entered free agency with goal of staying: "For the most part we held off on everything else. I know they wanted me back and I wanted to come back. I have unfinished business in Denver. I want to be a part of getting this thing turned around." #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2019
He was able to increase his role in the Denver offense in 2018 due to the injury bug at the tight end position for the Broncos. Jake Butt tore his ACL early in the season and fifth-round pick Troy Fumagalli was placed on the IR in September, so this is some much-needed depth at the position by the Broncos.
Denver made signing Heuerman a priority this offseason, and now we know why.