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Broncos, Ryan Clady agree to five-year contract extension

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Ryan Clady and the Broncos have a deal.

A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that Clady, the team’s franchise left tackle, has agreed to a five-year contract extension with a base value of $52.5 million and a maximum value of $57.5 million. Clady will need to be an All-Pro twice during the next five years to earn the maximum incentives.

The contract includes $33 million guaranteed, meaning about 63 percent of the base value is guaranteed.

Monday at 4 p.m. Eastern is the deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contract extensions, so assuming everyone’s fax machines are in proper working order, this deal will get sent into the league office with several hours to spare. And Clady will be handsomely rewarded for developing into one of the league’s top left tackles, while Peyton Manning will know who’s protecting his blind side for years to come.

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33 Responses to “Broncos, Ryan Clady agree to five-year contract extension”
  1. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Jul 14, 2013 8:47 PM

    Nice job by Clady’s agent!

  2. siknutty says: Jul 14, 2013 8:49 PM

    Great to know he is going to be in camp on time.. Well deserved contract for one of the best tackles in the game.

  3. John A. says: Jul 14, 2013 8:49 PM

    So basically, it’s a three-year $33m deal. Not bad for him. But thems are still some big, big cap numbers no matter how the Broncos slice it.

    Better win it all within two seasons.

  4. jrebar88 says: Jul 14, 2013 8:51 PM

    YES!!!!!! He has earned all of it, great player, great person. BroncoCountry

  5. packfntk says: Jul 14, 2013 8:55 PM

    Dang. Dude is loaded.

  6. mataug says: Jul 14, 2013 8:56 PM

    Louis Vasquez – 26
    J. D. Walton – 26
    Ryan Clady – 26
    Zane Beadles – 26
    Orlando Franklin – 25

    just sayin…

  7. ottawabrave91 says: Jul 14, 2013 8:59 PM

    he better be ready to block tamba hali and Justin Houston

  8. vegaskid21 says: Jul 14, 2013 9:04 PM

    Ugh… From a Chiefs fan, the freaking Broncos are going to be tough to beat this year. Stacked

  9. blackstrat says: Jul 14, 2013 9:06 PM

    Good for all Bronco fans.

  10. soundsofsuccess7 says: Jul 14, 2013 9:07 PM


    Had some amazing years at his best, had some solid years at his worst. Clady is very consistent and key part of this team

  11. raidadon says: Jul 14, 2013 9:45 PM

    Hey! Those drunks in the personnel department did somethin rite! CHEERS!

  12. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jul 14, 2013 9:46 PM

    Denver Broncos fans worldwide are excited for your new deal. See you at camp Mr. Clady.

  13. taosravenfan says: Jul 14, 2013 10:32 PM

    Smart maneuver. I remember when he was coming out of college. We picked too late to get him but I saw him as John offend replacement. Not as big or strong, but he had J.O.’s best quality which was incredible athleticism for a huge man.

    Congrats Denver. Well done, cost aside. Frankly, I think all pro athletes are vastly overpriced and overpaid.

  14. goindy2006 says: Jul 14, 2013 10:33 PM

    Now keep old boulder head upright and you all might do well…

  15. datmilehighswagistoodamnhigh says: Jul 14, 2013 10:41 PM

    Heck yeah! I don’t believe he was fully recovered from the ACL last and he was still a beast. I have a feeling that him and Peyton will both come out stronger this year. I was hoping we got him locked up in time for camp. And its kind of amazing that we finally got it done with half of our front office locked up haha Long Live Elway #broncos4life

  16. arrowdead says: Jul 14, 2013 10:49 PM

    Without Clady, Peyton’s neck would start to hurt again.

  17. Vir Publius says: Jul 14, 2013 11:08 PM


    Elway is the anti-Jordan when it comes to GMs.

  18. Milehighmagic58 says: Jul 14, 2013 11:39 PM

    200k of this contract is coming directly out of Mr. Heckert and Mr. Russels pockets.

  19. salutethis says: Jul 14, 2013 11:53 PM

    Oh yeah! So I guess that means Doom will have to wait till week 2 to try to get a sack…

  20. ambitoos says: Jul 14, 2013 11:59 PM

    I wish we had a left tackle. Charger fan.

  21. sc49ers says: Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM

    He is all pro he well earn his money good for him he earned it….

  22. contraisloosebuthole says: Jul 15, 2013 1:47 AM

    I guess he doesn’t want to win a Superbowl? He won’t see one in Denver EVER!

  23. dino2997 says: Jul 15, 2013 1:56 AM

    Peyton Manning will know who’s protecting his blind for years to come?

    I didn’t realize Manning was getting younger instead of older like us normal humans.

  24. northbynw27 says: Jul 15, 2013 3:23 AM

    The value of this contract really shows how much emphasis the Broncos are placing on keeping #18 healthy. This sets the bar for similar contracts for other top-shelf o-tackles, and they all must be smiling, because this is a fantastic contract.

  25. hjworton46 says: Jul 15, 2013 4:51 AM

    When he’s close to 100% fit then you’re looking at the best LT in the game. Denver could not afford to lose him.

  26. tahnoonzee says: Jul 15, 2013 5:11 AM

    He won’t be able to stop Dwight Freeney (been licking his chops for years). Years to come? Really? Manning probably won’t last 10 games this year and big players that usually get the big contract tends to be lazy and Clady will end up being like one of them.

  27. denverdude7 says: Jul 15, 2013 6:26 AM

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bronco Nation

  28. olhoss1884 says: Jul 15, 2013 6:28 AM

    He’s reliable and studly, and the guaranteed money isn’t significantly worse than if he was franchised for a couple years. On top of which there is no holdout or resentment the tag might cause…good move all around

  29. johndont says: Jul 15, 2013 7:31 AM

    Wow, I am so happy now, I can pull my kids from middle school to work and I can get a second job delivering pizzas to pay for my tickets. I can’t wait to delivery my first pepperoni pizza.

  30. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 15, 2013 7:36 AM

    Awesome!!! Now lets go have some drinks!!!!

  31. beattention says: Jul 15, 2013 7:54 AM

    They should be able to make it easily to the playoffs and very well could be in the SB. The rest of the West is way behind them and I am a Chiefs fan.

  32. somethingsmellsrotten says: Jul 15, 2013 10:17 AM

    Years to come? This will be MegaHead’s last season after he is once again eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

  33. listenup823 says: Jul 15, 2013 12:23 PM

    Who are these jackasses that are still banging that ” Peyton won’t last 10 games” drum again? Oh yeah! It’s Raiders, Chargers and Chiefs fans! Now it all makes sense! Freeney ? Licking his chops? The old spin move is outdated and always anticipated. By the time old man Freeney gets to Manning the ball will be in Deckers hands 40 yards downfield!

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