The Denver Broncos have announced that they have re-signed tight end Virgil Green to a three-year deal. Green's deal with the Broncos is a 3-year deal worth $8.4 million.
Tight end Virgil Green informed the Chicago Bears that he is indeed re-signing the Denver Broncos. With tight end Julius Thomas heading to Jacksonville, the Broncos viewed Green as a replacement for him in Gary Kubiak's offense.
General Manager John Elway noted Virgil Green as a priority back at the Scouting Combine and came through with re-signing the 6'5 255lb tight end.
"Virgil has been a big part of our team the last four years and will continue to be in the future," Elway said. "He’s been a reliable, solid contributor since the day he was drafted. We’re very excited Virgil is returning to the Broncos."
Green has made his mark in the NFL as a run blocker and has become one of the better run blocking tight ends in the NFL.
#Broncos Virgil Green, who has re-signed in Denver, had the 4th highest run blocking grade of all tight ends in 2014— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 10, 2015
Green's versatility has lent a lot of benefits to the Broncos' offense, especially as a blocker. He also got his first touchdown reception this past season and has caught 23 career receptions for 206 yards. In addition to traditional work as a tight end blocking and receiving, Green also was a bit of an H-back as a lead blocker at times and even got a few carries as a fullback of sorts.
"I take a lot of pride in [run blocking]," Green said back on Dec. 3. "In college we ran the ball quite a bit so it’s something that has been ingrained in my mind to make those big blocks and spring guys to get them down the field."
I believe Green is an excellent fit in Gary Kubiak's offense that utilizes the tight end as a blocker and a receiver. With Owen Daniels heading to Denver to more than likely sign a deal with the Broncos, it appears the Broncos two starting tight ends will be Virgil Green and Owen Daniels.