The Denver Broncos have jumped into the free agent market and signed former third-round draft pick, wide receiver Jason Hill. Hill was originally drafted No. 76 overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, but the 6'1" deep threat failed to ever translate his speed into production. After he grabbed a total of 40 receptions during his first three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers cut ties with Hill in 2010 and he moved on to spend the remainder of that season and all of 2011 with Jack Del Rio and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After posting modest career highs in yards (367) and touchdowns (3) with the Jaguars last season, the 28-year-old Hill moves on to Denver to team up Tim Tebow, and he is excited for the opportunity:
"It's an opportunity for me to compete and that's all we want at the professional level," Hill said Wednesday night. "They've got a good vibe going. I think they're ascending. And I want to be a part of it. I haven't caught a left-hander before in my career but I'm sure it's something I can adapt to. I like him. He's a winner. It's all about winning to me."
He dropped a potential game-winning pass at the end of a tight game against the Cleveland Browns in week 11 last season, and was waived back in November, but now gets a chance to redeem himself and fulfill the potential he flashed leading up to the 2007 NFL Draft. With WR Eddie Royal becoming a free agent and expected to test the market, Hill will compete for a job behind Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.