With training camp just a couple days away, it’s that time again to take your guess on what the 2018 Broncos could look like. Post your 53-player rosters in the comments below. Entries for this will remain open through the weekend, and come approximately Monday, the results will be parsed to see where there are differences of opinion among this community. These results can also be compared to the actual roster that the Broncos themselves build at the end of preseason.
Over the past three days, I have laid out cases for possible Broncos extensions for Bradley Roby, Matt Paradis, and one of Shane Ray or Shaq Barrett. Should these extensions come to a reality, what will that mean for the Broncos, not just financially but also from a roster building standpoint? Continue reading Summer 2018 Possible Broncos Extensions – Conclusion
Von Miller is the Broncos’ best and highest paid player. The team also used this year’s 5th overall pick on Bradley Chubb. If all goes to plan, they will be the starting edge rushers in Denver for many years to come. Is there room for Shane Ray or Shaq Barrett on a vested veteran deal to play the #3 position? I believe there is, but doing so will have to be on terms that may not be fully satisfactory to either player. Continue reading Examining A Possible Contract Extension For Shane Ray Or Shaq Barrett
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
Sources: Broncos DT Clinton McDonald took a paycut of $3M for 2018. He can earn back the $2M in base salary and $1M roster bonus by being on the 53-man roster ($140,625/game) and 46-man roster ($46,875/game). Likely tied to his shoulder issue that has kept him out of OTAs.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 12, 2018
Beyond the fold, observe the difference in McDonald’s 2018 contract year before and after this renegotiation. Continue reading Broncos, Clinton McDonald Renegotiate Contract
Yesterday, Beth Bowlen Wallace expressed a desire to become controlling owner of the Broncos. The Pat Bowlen Trust said, in many more words, “nope”. What is there to take away from this news, on an issue that will be critical in determining the long term fate of the Denver Broncos? Here’s what’s currently on my mind. Continue reading The Future Of The Broncos Ownership: Thinking Through The Latest Chapter