Heuerman making most of larger role
Jeff Heuerman lined up at outside wide receiver against Kansas City on the Broncos’ most critical offensive series, trailing by 4 points with a minute left, when the fourthyear tight end made what should have been the most important catch of his young career.
Heuerman ran a deep seam route into the Chiefs’ zone coverage, caught a dart from quarterback Case Keenum in Kansas City territory and then rumbled 15 yards through contact for a 36yard gain. Of course, the Broncos’ comeback effort fell short. The play erased from Denver lore forever.
Heuerman, like his team mates, is frustrated by now three consecutive losses with the Rams arriving Sunday at Mile High. But excuse his momentary smile when asked about instilling fear in undersized defensive backs on those long catchandruns.
“Tight end is a fun position,” Heuerman said.
Even more so when your role is essential to the Broncos’ success, and for the first time in Heuerman’s Denver tenure, he’s earned that recognition. His 11 catches over five games already eclipsed his total from last year (nine). Heuerman is also on pace to shatter his receiving yardage mark, too, with 107 gained entering Week 6.
The obstacles to this point