Adam Trautman

Adam Trautman Aims To Get Out Of His Box In Denver

After falling out of favor in New Orleans, tight end Adam Trautman snapped up the opportunity to move to Denver. 

Adam Trautman (26) lost his place in the TE pecking order to Juwan Johnson in 2022. After 42 catches for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first two seasons, he only caught 18 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown last year.

Adam Trautman says he was never going to fulfill his potential playing a limited role. He hopes reuniting with former Saints coach Sean Payton can help him out of his ‘box’.


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“I was actually hoping to get moved,” said Trautman. 

“This was initiated by me personally. I’ve been waiting for a little bit for something to materialize and it just happened to be the Broncos, obviously.

“I feel like I was placed somewhat in a box,” Trautman added. “They put a limit on what I could contribute and I felt like I could contribute a lot more. I was primarily used as a blocker. I thought I could do more and I didn’t want to get to the end of my career and think I could have done it, caught the ball a little more.

“Whatever the case was, the team I was playing for just didn’t let me do it. I want a chance to prove I can do it because I believe I can and I have in the past.”


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“I didn’t feel like I was reaching my potential as a player,” Trautman said. “All you want to do after you’ve busted your tail for 20-something years to get to this point, you want to exhaust everything you can so someone doesn’t put a cap or a limit on your abilities. And I feel like that was happening back in New Orleans. I talked to my agent (Chase Callahan) and we determined it was best to move on and get to a new place and fresh start.”

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