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.

33 responses to “Broncos, Ryan Clady agree to five-year contract extension

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. Yeahhh!!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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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