Broncos Wide Receiver "Cleared To Do Everything" After Suffering Torn ACL Last Summer

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick suffered a torn ACL during training camp last summer that kept him out of action for much of the 2022 season.

However, in a recent appearance on Steve Smith's Cut To It podcast, Patrick revealed that he has fully recovered and is now able to run routes, sprints, and engage in all other activities.

To prepare for the upcoming season, Patrick is focusing on repetitive training to rebuild his route-running mechanics, as some routes can put pressure on his knee. This is a positive development for the Broncos, as Patrick caught 53 passes for 734 yards and five touchdowns in 2021 and was expected to start the 2022 season as the team's WR3.

Denver general manager George Paton has expressed confidence in Patrick's recovery, with over 13 months of rehab time before the 2023 season.

Patrick is currently considered the third receiver on the team, ahead of KJ Hamler and Marquez Callaway. With trade rumors surrounding fellow Broncos receivers Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton, Patrick's progress could impact the team's decisions this offseason.

Despite being underrated, Patrick has shown his potential, catching 104 passes for 1,476 yards and 11 touchdowns in 31 starts over the past two seasons.

If he remains fully healthy, Patrick could serve as a valuable end zone target for the Broncos under the leadership of coach Sean Payton. Photo Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports