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The Best Denver Broncos Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 23, 2019 1.1k votes 154 voters 3.7k views40 items

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The Denver Broncos have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Broncos tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens in the evolution of this position, these Denver tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Denver Broncos players such as Shannon Sharpe, Clarence Kay, and Riley Odoms have gone down as some of the best tight ends in franchise history.

So who is the greatest tight end in Denver Broncos history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the Mile High City? Vote below for who you think is the best Denver Broncos tight end of all time!

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  • Shannon Sharpe1

    1990-1999, 2002-2003

    Broncos stats: 172 games played, 675 receptions, 8,439 yards, 55 TDs

  • Riley Odoms2

    1972-1983

    Broncos stats: 153 games played, 396 receptions, 5,755 yards, 41 TDs

  • Julius Thomas3

    2011-2014

    Broncos stats: 36 games played, 109 receptions, 1,282 yards, 24 TDs

  • Clarence Kay4

    1984-1992

    Broncos stats: 135 games played, 193 receptions, 2,136 yards, 13 TDs

  • Orson Mobley5
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    Orson Mobley

    1986-1990

    Broncos stats: 61 games played, 84 receptions, 1,019 yards, 4 TDs

  • Tony Scheffler6
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    Tony Scheffler

    2006-2009

    Broncos stats: 57 games played, 138 receptions, 1,896 yards, 14 TDs

  • Owen Daniels7

    2015

    Broncos stats: 16 games played, 46 receptions, 517 yards, 3 TDs

  • Virgil Green8

    2011-2017

    Broncos stats: 100 games played, 71 receptions, 807 yards, 4 TDs

  • Daniel Graham9

    2007-2010

    Broncos stats: 63 games played, 102 receptions, 1,072 yards, 7 TDs

  • Jeff Heuerman10

    2016-2018

    Broncos stats: 37 games played, 49 receptions, 564 yards, 4 TDs

  • Billy Masters11
    16
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    Billy Masters

    1970-1974

    Broncos stats: 66 games played, 66 receptions, 923 yards, 6 TDs

  • Ron Egloff12
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    10

    Ron Egloff

    1977-1983

    Broncos stats: 93 games played, 64 receptions, 747 yards, 4 TDs

  • Jacob Tamme13

    2012-2014

    Broncos stats: 47 games played, 86 receptions, 848 yards, 5 TDs

  • Jeb Putzier14
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    Jeb Putzier

    2002-2005, 2008

    Broncos stats: 41 games played, 77 receptions, 1,087yards, 2 TDs

  • Gene Prebola15
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    6

    Gene Prebola

    1961-1963

    Broncos stats: 42 games played, 100 receptions, 1,419 yards, 4 TDs

  • Dwayne Carswell16

    1994-2005

    Broncos stats: 163 games played, 192 receptions, 1,707 yards, 15 TDs

  • Desmond Clark17

    1999-2001

    Broncos stats: 41 games played, 79 receptions, 910 yards, 9 TDs

  • Matt LaCosse18
    12
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    Matt LaCosse

    2017-2018

    Broncos stats: 17 games played, 24 receptions, 250 yards, 1 TD

  • Byron Chamberlain19
    12
    13

    Byron Chamberlain

    1995-2000

    Broncos stats: 73 games played, 72 receptions, 964 yards, 3 TDs

  • Joel Dreessen20

    2012-2013

    Broncos stats: 29 games played, 48 receptions, 403 yards, 6 TDs

  • Dave Pivec21
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    9

    Dave Pivec

    1969

    Broncos stats: 14 games played, 9 receptions, 117 yards, 0 TDs

  • Brian Parker22
    10
    13

    Brian Parker

    2018

    Broncos stats: 13 games played, 5 receptions, 33 yards, 0 TDs

  • Tom Beer23
    10
    13

    Tom Beer

    1967-1969

    Broncos stats: 37 games played, 40 receptions, 631 yards, 1 TD

  • Jake Butt24

    2018

    Broncos stats: 3 games played, 8 receptions, 85 yards, 0 TDs

  • Dan Gronkowski25
    13
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    Dan Gronkowski

    2010

    Broncos stats: 12 games played, 8 receptions, 65 yards, 0 TDs