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Broncos have big plans for tight end Jeff Heuerman

Don't sleep on Heuerman.

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Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak spoke earlier today at the AFC Coaches Breakfast  and touched on second-year tight end, Jeff Heuerman.

Heuerman missed his entire rookie season because an ACL injury that he suffered early in the offseason. The Broncos had big plans for him last year and still do heading into the 2016 season.

Kubiak told reporters that they are counting on Jeff Heuerman "big time" in 2016.

"We’re counting on him big time." said Head Coach Gary Kubiak "You look at us releasing ‘O.D.’ and you never know what can happen there down the road—but when Jeff came in he was very impressive. We feel like Jeff can be a total tight end. He’s not just a receiver. We think he has the ability to do both catch and block. He’s a very confident young man and he comes from a winning program. We are counting on him a great deal along with Virgil Green. It’s a big offseason for him and he’s worked really hard. He’s really been ready to go probably since a few months ago."

There is a lot to like about Jeff Heuerman, and I think he will be a welcomed addition the Broncos offense next season.

He can do it all.

He can do everything a Gary Kubiak tight end is asked to do. He was one of the better blocking tight ends in the 2015 draft class, he can attack the seam, he is athletic enough to split out wide, and can even line up in the backfield as a fullback/H-Back.

With the Broncos releasing veteran Owen Daniels, the Broncos will need Heuerman to step up next season. Right now he and veteran Virgil Green are penciled in as your starters at tight end. I would expect the Broncos to add a tight end through the draft as well.

The other good news on Heuerman was his health. Kubiak said that he is ready to go for the OTA's here in a few weeks.

I am excited to see what Heuerman can do in a Broncos uniform.

Here is some highlights of what Heuerman can do when healthy.