For the Denver Broncos, UDFA Isaiah Burse was signed to help out on special teams. He has failed to impress, but might have the biggest opportunity of his young career to prove everyone wrong.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that veteran wide out Jordan Norwood tore his ACL in practice and will be forced to miss the rest of the season. Due to his performance, Norwood was the front runner to handle the returning duties and was the sixth receiver on the depth chart. It is such a shame to see a player who could have made a huge impact for the Broncos to succumb to one of the worst injuries a football player can endure.
With Norwood out, it is going to be a difficult decision for the coaching staff to find a player to handle at least the special teams duties. This is the perfect chance for Burse to perform at his best and it all starts with this Saturday’s preseason showdown with the Houston Texans. This could be a great chance for Burse to make the big plays and give the Broncos an option for the return game for the 2014 season. With Wes Welker‘s injury history, it would be foolish for the Broncos to depend on him for the returning duties seeing as how big of an impact he can be on offense.
During his time at Fresno State, Burse was one of the most electrifying returners in the game. He held the school record for all purpose yards, which is an incredible feat. And the way that he makes defenders miss in the open field is something to look forward to.
Opportunities have come in bunches for the Broncos’ players during the preseason who are below on the depth chart. If Burse really wants to make a huge impact for the team this season, now is the time to prove what he can bring to the table.