The General Pattern With Player Contracts

Nick has already shared the details about Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall’s contract. From a first glance, it would appear that the deal is a “three years then we’ll see” deal, but in reality, it’s not. It’s actually in line with how a player such as Marshall would be extended.

But how Marshall has been extended, how Von Miller will need to be extended, and how any extension for Emmanuel Sanders plays out, are all going to be different things.

The one thing to remember about any contract extensions in the NFL is they really work like this: The elite players gets contracts that are really “three years then we’ll see,” the good players and once-elite-but-now-aging players are getting “two years then we’ll see,” and everybody else is getting what amounts to a one-year deal.
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