Jake Butt
Jake Butt
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Injuries have limited Butt to just eight catches over three games during his first two seasons in Denver. He'll return to a Broncos squad with both a new offensive coordinator and new starting quarterback with experience in accentuating the play of their tight ends. Adversely, the Broncos drafted Noah Fant in the first round and resigned Jeff Heuerman - albeit for little in the way of guarantees. Once a potential late-round steal, the luster hasn't completely worn off the Michigan product, but his role in 2019 could be anywhere from starting in-line to off the team. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.7 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2017.
Returns to practice
TEDenver Broncos
August 11, 2019
Butt (knee) returned to practice Sunday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Butt has been working his way back from a torn ACL that ended his 2018 season. He's battling for a fringe roster spot as the team's No. 4 tight end.
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How do Jake Butt's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
29.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.90
 
% Team Air Yards
2.1%
 
% Team Targets
2.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.8
 
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How often does Jake Butt run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Jake Butt
54 routes   13 targets
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286 routes   48 targets
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2018 Jake Butt Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jake Butt's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The 2016 Mackey Award winner, given to the nation's top tight end, Butt missed all of his rookie season after tearing his ACL in the Orange Bowl. The injury caused him to fall to the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft to Denver, which treated the campaign as a redshirt year for the former Michigan Wolverine. The tight end room is arguably the least experienced in Denver, with top returnees including former third-rounder Jeff Heuerman and undrafted Austin Traylor, who have 26 career receptions between them. Butt has even to less to show for his young career, but with no other clear answer on the roster, he should compete for the starting job if his injury rehab continues to go smoothly.
Butt would have been selected by the end of the second round had he not tore his ACL against Florida State in the Orange Bowl, according to Broncos' GM John Elway. Instead, Butt slid to the first pick of the fifth round and the Broncos hope that his rookie-contract loss is their gain. The recipient of the 2016 Mackey Award given to the nation's best tight end, Butt is not one of the new-wave tight ends coming out of many college programs that serves primarily as a big slot receiver. He caught just 97 passes for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns over the past two seasons in Michigan's run-heavy offense. Butt's strength comes in completeness as a player, with Elway describing him as a classic in-line tight end. Butt is likely to start off slow this season as he recovers from knee surgery, but neither last year's starter Virgil Green nor 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman has done much at the position in recent seasons. If Butt makes a full recovery, he could be challenging for the starting job as soon as mid-season.
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Odds of making roster improve
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
August 10, 2019
Rookie Austin Fort, who was competing with Butt (knee) for a roster spot, is out for the season with a torn ACL, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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Feeling pressure to return
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
August 5, 2019
Butt (knee) said that his knee is sound following a torn ACL that ended his 2018 season, but that he knows he needs to prove himself on the practice field to make the team, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Stands at No. 4 on depth chart
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
July 30, 2019
Butt (knee) is listed as the Broncos' fourth tight end on the team's first official depth chart.
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Still not practicing
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
July 24, 2019
Butt (knee) is not practicing Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Injury isn't major concern
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
July 22, 2019
Butt's knee injury is not a major concern according to head coach Vic Fangio, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. "I don't think it's major concern," Fangio said Monday. "Kind of to be expected. Just didn't feel right for him."
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