During the Broncos’ run to the Super Bowl, their defense was buoyed by strong play by defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.
Knighton was a major part of the team’s success against opposing ground games and added three regular season sacks and one in a standout postseason performance against the Patriots to his record for the year. Knighton did all of that in the first year of a two-year, $4.5 million deal and the man they call Pot Roast reportedly believes that his performance calls for a little more gravy.
Brandon Krisztal of Mile High Sports reports that Knighton and his representatives believe that Knighton has outplayed that contract and that they would like to negotiate a new deal with the Broncos this offseason. There’s no further word on whether he’d consider missing offseason work or holding out of camp to try to force Denver’s hand.
Knighton provided a lot of bang for the buck in 2013, but the Broncos have other business to do this offseason. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, wide receiver Eric Decker and running back Knowshon Moreno are some of the many free agents on the AFC champs’ roster and bringing back some of them would make it difficult to reward Knighton for a job well done if the Broncos were inclined to go that route.