Jake Butt
Jake Butt
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Through three seasons, ACL injuries have limited Butt to just eight catches over three games. He came to Denver as a potential draft-day steal, but now Butt's days figure to be numbered. The Broncos boast a duo of young athletic pass-catchers in Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam, a veteran blocker in Nick Vannett, and second-year H-back Andrew Beck. Absent injuries or the Broncos carrying five tight ends, Butt is unlikely to make the final roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.7 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2017.
Stringing together strong practices
TEDenver Broncos
August 19, 2020
Butt has made a positive impression on the coaching staff so far during training camp, Benjamin Allbright of KOA 850 AM Denver reports.
ANALYSIS
Butt was viewed as a potential cornerstone at tight end for Denver coming out of college in 2017, but knee injuries have limited him to just three games in three seasons. Quality practice reps aside, Butt has a steep climb to make the final roster. Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam represent the future of the position in Denver, while Andrew Beck offers the ability to serve as a key blocker in the run game at either tight end or fullback. Assuming that the Broncos carry just four tight ends (including Beck) into Week 1, Butt would have to beat out Troy Fumagalli and Nick Vannett for a spot on the roster.
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How do Jake Butt's 2020 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
1.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
2.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Jake Butt run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jake Butt and the other tight ends for the Broncos are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Jake Butt
8 routes   2 targets
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80%
19 routes   4 targets
95%
66 routes   11 targets
94%
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Overall QB Rating Against
69.5
 
Cornerbacks
63.8
 
Safeties
47.2
 
Linebackers
96.4
 
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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
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2017
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. Butt then suffered another setback with his knee issues in August, likely ruling him out for Week 1.
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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Healthy this offseason
TEDenver Broncos
May 30, 2020
Butt is ready for a full workout and practice plan this offseason, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
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No tread in 2019
TEDenver Broncos
February 3, 2020
Butt (knee) wasn't activated from IR in 2019.
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Expected to practice next week
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
October 18, 2019
Butt (knee) is set to begin practicing next week, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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Will start season on IR
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
August 31, 2019
General manager John Elway told reporters Saturday that Butt (knee) will be placed on injured reserve to start the season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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Expected to miss one month
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
August 29, 2019
Butt will miss approximately one month while on the mend from left knee surgery, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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