Good morning, Broncos Country!
When it comes to stories, Tim Patrick’s is pretty dang good.
He was an undrafted free agent out of Utah who spent time with both the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers before signing to the Denver Broncos practice squad in 2017. This is one of those career and life moments that people look back on and say “that’s my chance.”
When it comes to breaks, Patrick earned his. He did whatever was asked of him, whether it was on special teams or finally getting the chance to start at receiver in 2018.
From there, his career trajectory took off despite an injury in the 2019 season opener that put him on injured reserve until Week 11. The fact even that wouldn’t keep him down is a testament to Patrick and his determination.
In a sense, Patrick is similar to another undrafted free agent with the Broncos, Rod Smith. Smith always told the story of being terrified of losing his job and doing anything and everything he could to never lose a step.
Now that Patrick has signed a three-year contract extension to keep him in Broncos Country, this is only the start. From where he started to where he currently is, Patrick is putting together quite the page-turner and it’s only going to get better.
As general George Paton said in a news release:
“Tim Patrick has worked incredibly hard to emerge as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. The perseverance Tim has shown to develop from an undrafted free agent to such a dependable and dynamic player is remarkable. We’re thrilled to agree to terms with him on this well-deserved contract extension. The best is yet to come with Tim as such an important part of the Denver Broncos.”
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