Following a severely disappointing 5-11 initial campaign as head coach, the Denver Broncos decided to retain Vance Joseph for a second season despite calls for and rumors of his firing. Continue reading Is There Hope for Vance Joseph in His Second Season? A Look at Head Coaches with Losing First Seasons Who Were Given Additional Season(s) Since 1978
Matt Paradis has not missed a single snap in his first three accrued seasons in the NFL, and has been a bright spot amid generally subpar offensive line play in Denver during that time. What would be an appropriate offer to get a player of Paradis’s reliability to remain in Denver for more years to come? Continue reading Examining A Possible Contract Extension For Matt Paradis
Bradley Roby is not only entering a contract year; he is entering it in a year where he is becoming a de jure starter, even if de facto he has played in a majority of snaps for the Broncos. The opportunity is there for him to move on to the next level not only on the field, but to the bank. What type of vested veteran contract could await him? Continue reading Examining A Possible Contract Extension For Bradley Roby
With training camp around the horizon, many Broncos fans will be eager to see how the 2018 version of the team will take shape. In particular, newcomers to the team will be of the most interest, be it from free agency or the draft. (Or, in the case of Chad Kelly and Jake Butt, from the NFL’s version of a medical redshirt.)
But veterans with multiple years of tenure should also yield observation. And for this brief series, I have my eye on four players entering a contract year who I deem could be eligible for major second contracts: Bradley Roby, Matt Paradis, Shane Ray, and Shaq Barrett. I think the Broncos should have interest in offering three extensions among these four players (since Ray and Barrett play the same position).
However, as always it will be a challenge to get such deals down on satisfactory grounds for all parties. Before training camp I hope to explain how these can get done. But before I get to each player, let’s start with a few general factors. Continue reading Summer 2018 Possible Broncos Extensions – Preview