2014 Salary: 645K + 16K signing bonus
Projected 2015 Salary: 2.0-3.0 million
2014 Role: Backup, starter due to injury
2015 Role: Starter
Who says Virgil can't catch the ball? Sure he only had 7 catches on 8 targets, but when they finally threw him a seam pass and endzone route, Virgil answered the bell.
Now, I'm not here to convince anyone that Virgil is the next Shannon Sharpe, but he is a good all around TE that will do wonders in Gary Kubiak's offense. Need an H-back? No problem. Want someone to line up in the backfield like a FB? No problem. Need a dependable blocker that will spring open a nice hole? Virgil is your man.
Should the Broncos draft a TE?
Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar has the Broncos taking Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams in his latest mock draft.
Because of his lack of production in the passing game, Virgil will also come at a very cheap price. I honestly don't know where to begin to place his value because I feel like he can be a valuable part of the passing game as well. He very well might make more staying with the Broncos--a team that knows his value, rather than with another team on the open market.
Green is one of the valuable pieces that can be resigned for cheap. I expect him to remain a Bronco for the next several seasons.
Remember, the Broncos are currently void of a TE on their roster(practice squad excluded) and will need to sign a couple as well as look for one or two more in the draft/rookie free agent ranks.
Tomorrow we will continue our countdown with another UFA profile.