Restricted free agent Tim Patrick remains somewhat of an unknown after two years of playing for the Denver Broncos. What is known is that he is likely not suited for a starting role at this time, but he could excel in a smaller role.
In 2019, Patrick spent the first half of the season on injured reserve with a hand injury and returned to a changed offense in flux at the quarterback position. With just two starts, Patrick ended up with 218 yards for the Broncos.
In his two years, Patrick has been inconsistent, sometimes dropping relatively easy catches and sometimes making incredible plays like the one below.
However, Patrick was not in the best of conditions in his days with the Broncos. His inconsistencies could be due to either his own development, his inconsistencies at quarterback, or inconsistencies in the offensive style. Furthermore, Patrick has likely been asked to play too much at too early of a stage in his development.
Whatever the reason for his inconsistencies, PFF seems to have seen more good than bad in Patrick, giving him a 66.7 grade for the 2019 season. Patrick would not be the most reliable option for the Chargers as a third receiver, but he does have great potential at what could be a very low price tag.