Posted: 5/30/2020 7:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) said Friday, May 29, he is doing well after missing the entire 2019 campaign following knee surgery and has been working out on his own. He also said he's ready to prove the team right for waiting on him after playing just three games since being drafted in 2017. 'It's not a guarantee - they're not telling me I'm making the team by any stretch or rolling out the red carpet,' Butt said. I still have to go out there and work and earn it. ... But the fact they're standing by me and giving me an opportunity, it obviously means the world to me and I'm going to try and go out there and prove them right and prove myself right.'
Posted: 8/06/2019 1:40 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) said Monday, Aug. 5, that he appreciates the team's patience, but he knows he has to prove himself. 'I still have to go out there and prove it,' Butt said. 'I can't just sit in the trainer's room all day. I'm not naive. I know how the business works, but it does mean a lot that the coaches still believe in me.'
Huddle Up: Butt was an impressive specimen in college at Michigan, but he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament three times in five years and it's uncertain if he'll be back to his pre-injury form. At this point he is not someone to rely upon for fantasy, and Noah Fant is likely to be the team's top tight end.