When it comes to building a championship roster, everyone knows it begins and ends with the long snapper.
...okay, maybe that’s taking things just a bit too far.
You should at least know whom the Denver Broncos long snapper is now that things are opening up. If there was ever a good Broncos bar trivia question, Jacob Bobenmoyer would be a great answer.
A product of Broncos Country, Bobenmoyer graduated from Cheyenne East High School in Wyoming where he played linebacker and tight end. As a freshman at the University of Northern Colorado, he won the starting long snapper job and held onto it for the duration of his run, also playing linebacker. In 2019, he competed in Broncos rookie mini-camp, but ultimately was released in favor of Broncos long-time snapper, Casey Kreiter. In March of 2020, the Broncos re-signed Bobenmoyer and jettisoned Kreiter. During 2020, Jacob played in all 16 games and amassed 2 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, and 1 fumble recovery.
Weight: 235 lbs
Age: 24 years old
In the 2nd quarter of the Buffalo Bills game at Mile High in 2020, Jacob Bobenmoyer threw himself on top of a 43-yard muffed punt muffed by Bills returner Andre Roberts. At the time, the Broncos were only down 14-0 and it was the kind of special teams play that could turn things around. While the Broncos did convert the turnover into the first points of the game, Bobenmoyer could not do it all and Denver ended up getting creamed 48-19. Jacob also notched his assisted tackle in this game in the 3rd quarter.
So here’s the thing about long snappers. Nobody notices them (except me) unless they screw up. Bobenmoyer was about as anonymous as a long snapper could get in 2020 and that’s a good thing. Outside of his helping the team in one of nearly a dozen awful losses last season, there isn’t much to say about him. WHICH IS TERRIFIC!
I’m sure that Jacob has some annoying personality traits that we don’t know about. Maybe he chews with his mouth open, cleans his ears out with linen napkins at fancy restaurants, or passes gas in crowded spaces only to blame others. I don’t know. There isn’t much to say on the bad side of this roster review because he did his job so well last season. Can’t remember him? Exactly.
Roster status with the Broncos
Barring injury, catastrophe, or catastrophic injury, Jacob Bobenmoyer will be the Denver Broncos long snapper in 2021. As the roster currently sits, it’s going to be a competition of one in training camp this year as there are no other long snappers on the roster.
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