Virgil Green

Virgil Green could 'shatter' career-highs this season with Broncos

Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green could "shatter" his career-highs in every receiving category, believes's Andrew Mason.

What It Means:

While it wouldn't take much to exceed his season-high 12 catches from last year, it appears Green is in the driver's seat for the Broncos' starting tight end gig. He's had opportunities to prove himself as a pass-catcher in the past, but has failed to capitalize on them, largely being utilized for his blocking talents instead. Jeff Heuerman is also a candidate to lead the team in targets at the tight end position.

Our models don't expect Green to "shatter" much of anything this upcoming season, currently projecting him to make 12 catches for 133 yards and 4.43 touchdowns. We actually have Heuerman pegged for slightly more production, forecasting him to haul in 19 grabs for 210 yards and 1.71 scores.