27-Year-Old Defensive End – Denver Broncos
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
As the Broncos searched for a veteran presence to replace the departed Malik Jackson on the defensive line last year, Crick, who played under much of the Broncos' then-coaching staff in Houston, was a...
Jared Crick Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with the Broncos in April of 2016.
Crick might be the first man up to replace starter Vance Walker - who is out for the year with a torn ACL, the Broncos' official site reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Crick will be counted on to participate in the committee that will be used to replace inside rusher Malik Jackson. Listed as a backup to starters Derek Wolfe and Vance Walker, Crick has experience with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and defensive line coach Bill Kollar from their time in Houston. He recorded 104 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries over the last two seasons.
Crick, a fourth-round selection in the 2012 draft, emerged as a starting defensive end for Houston in 2014. He was mostly on the field for running situations, but contributed 3.5 sacks and we anticipate a larger role for him in 2015. With J.J. Watt and Vince Wilfork occupying attention on the front line, Crick might be in line for increased sack totals.
Crick has made the transition from college inside lineman to professional defensive end. And now he'll compete for the starting end position opposite J.J. Watt, though we anticipate changing personnel and schemes. That means Crick may not play every down if he wins the job, unless he forces his way into the team's plans as a three-down player.
Crick appeared in 15 games and played 20 percent of Houston's total defensive snaps. A fourth-round pick in 2012 out of Nebraska, Crick received a lesson in push-rushing, playing behind J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith. He's worked this offseason on developing pass-rushing moves that work for him. He'll fill a similar role in 2013.
The Texans are looking for Crick to play inside at tackle, though he has experience all over the defensive line.