Broncos TE Jake Butt Out For Season With Torn ACL

Update:

Mike Klis reports that tests confirmed Broncos TE Jake Butt did, in fact, suffer a torn ACL and is out for the season.

You can expect the Broncos to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.


Ian Rapoport and James Palmer are reporting that the Broncos fear TE Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL suffered in a non-contact injury during a walk-through on Thursday.

The Broncos are still awaiting the results of an MRI on Butt’s knee, but teams typically have a pretty good idea of whether a player suffered an ACL tear.

Butt, 23, is a former fifth-round of the Broncos back in 2017. Before he suffered an ACL injury last season, Butt was considered a first-round talent and one of the best tight ends in a very deep class.

Butt signed a four-year, $2.7 million contract with the Broncos that included a $300,948 signing bonus and stands to make base salaries of $555,000 and $645,000 over the first two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Butt has appeared in three games and caught eight passes for 85 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

During his college career at Michigan, Butt caught 138 passes for 1,646 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns over the course of 43 games.

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