Anticipating second-rounder tender The Broncos are expected to place a second-round tender on restricted free agent Patrick (foot), Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Impact The move would help ensure Patrick remains a Bronco in 2021, as Denver would have the opportunity to match any offer the receiver attracts on the open market. Furthermore, any bargaining team would have to surrender a second-round draft pick to the Broncos in order to acquire Patrick's services. During his third pro season in 2020, Patrick composed three separate 100-yard receiving performances. His six receiving touchdowns, meanwhile, were twice as many as any other player on the team. Courtland Sutton's return from a torn ACL likely would dampen Patrick's target share. Then again, Patrick may benefit from more single-coverage situations if he's operating opposite Sutton and promising sophomore wideout Jerry Jeudy.
MARCH 15, 2021 • ROTOWIRE