Former school soccer star works for the Arizona Cardinals
Few NFL players have sustained more injuries to begin their professional career than former Michigan’s standout tight end Jake Butt.
He has struggled with numerous leg injuries over the past few seasons, which have only sparsely seen him on the field. Despite the bad injury history, Butt is still trying to make it to the NFL.
Fortunately, the teams are still ready to risk the talented close end. The last of these came with the Arizona Cardinals, according to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates.
“Former Broncos TE Jake Butt trained for the Cardinals this week,” said Yates. “While he has been limited to eight Broncos games in four seasons due to injury, he has some talent and may find a new home soon.”
Former Broncos TE Jake Butt trained for the Cardinals this week. While limited to just 8 games with the Broncos in four seasons due to injury, he has some talent and may find a new home soon.
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 8, 2021
During his last college game, Butt tore a cruciate ligament. He was expected to be selected in the first or second round of the 2017 NFL draft before suffering the devastating knee injury.
These injuries continued during the 2018 season when he suffered another cruciate ligament tear while doing non-contact exercise. He suffered complications while trying to recover from this cruciate ligament tear and missed the 2019 season.
After Butt got back to health and back on the field, he suffered another setback in 2020. A gnawing Achilles tendon injury resulted in him being placed in the injured reserve.
Hopefully he can get back to full health with a new team.