Jeff Heuerman is staying with the Denver Broncos.
The former Ohio State tight end agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal to re-sign with the Broncos on Friday, according to reports by ESPN's Adam Schefter and 9News' Mike Klis.
Denver re-signing TE Jeff Heuerman to a two-year, $9 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2019
The Broncos confirmed re-signing Heuerman on Friday afternoon.
Heuerman is coming off his most productive season as an NFL player, catching 31 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games before his season ended early due to broken ribs and a bruised lung.
A third-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Heuerman's pro career has been plagued by injuries, but his play when healthy this past season puts him in position to potentially be the Broncos' starting tight end in 2019 now that he is returning to the team.
Heuerman told Klis on Friday that he knew all along that he wanted to stay in Denver.
Jeff Heuerman entered free agency with goal of staying: "For the most part we held off on everything else. I know they wanted me back and I wanted to come back. I have unfinished business in Denver. I want to be a part of getting this thing turned around." #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2019