The Broncos best offensive player, Brandon McManus, named AFC's special teams player of the month.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) October 29, 2015
Suffice to say, this is an excellent honor for McManus, and it also is another good sign for the Broncos’ roster building. While Matt Prater was released for reasons not necessarily related to his overpriced contract, it did allow the Broncos to cut free from that contract, and ultimately find a suitable replacement at the proper price to invest in a kicker. As he is in only his second accrued season, he can be retained cheap once again in 2016 under an ERFA tender, and still reasonably cheap once again in 2017 under an RFA tender. If McManus continues his high level of play, it will be nice that the Broncos won’t have to worry about this position for a while.