Vannett brought in 14 passes of 21 targets for 95 yards and a score in 15 games during the 2020 campaign.
Vannett stepped up a bit following the season-ending knee injury to fellow tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. The 27-year-old had three of his four multi-catch games during the final six contests of the season, including a four reception outing in Week 13 against Carolina. He did well in providing QB Drew Lock with a safety blanket underneath. The question heading into 2021 is whether that's worth $3.6 million against the cap when cutting him would cost just $875,000. Vannett is a strong blocker and a solid veteran presence, but he might be squeezed out with returning youngsters Noah Fant, Andrew Beck and Okwuegbunam.