Broncos offering Malik Jackson more than $10 million a year

AP

The Broncos are making a strong push to convince defensive lineman Malik Jackson to stay in Denver, without waiting to test free agency.

Jackson, set to become a free agent on March 9, has been offered a long-term deal worth more than $10 million a year, the Denver Post reports.

But Jackson hasn’t accepted the deal, and probably won’t, at least not until he’s been able to test the market first. There’s no reason for Jackson to rush to sign something when he knows he’s about to become an unrestricted free agent. The Broncos are planning to use the franchise tag on Von Miller, which means they can’t tag Jackson.

Jackson played well in the regular season and even better in the playoffs, helping the Broncos win the Super Bowl. He’s about to cash in for that strong play, whether he leaves Denver or stays. The Broncos hope he stays.

62 responses to “Broncos offering Malik Jackson more than $10 million a year

  1. Take the deal Malik and stay as a major part of one of the best defenses ever. Why go elsewhere and get double teamed all day for a few extra bucks? It’s kind of semantics after you hit a certain number.

  2. Average amount per year means very little in most long term contracts. It is all about guaranteed money, and the first 3 years. The backloaded deals never see the last 2-3 years. At best, the player agrees to a pay cut.

  3. if he chases the money he’s probably not going to get a HUGE offer by a team contending for a super bowl next year. after he signs the HUGE deal w/ the browns or whoever else throws figures at him he’ll say “it was never about the money, I just felt like this was a great fit for me and this team is really more like a family”

  4. Good move. If you can’t retain everybody, your money should go to proven younger guys with healthy bodies and upside such as Jackson as opposed to proven older guys such as Ware, especially when you have additional young affordable talent on the bench such as Shane Ray and Shaquille Barrett.

  5. Cmon Malik, don’t be greedy man. The Broncos made you more than you made the Broncos. It’s in your best interest to keep playing alongside Sylvester and d Wolfe with Von & Co behind you. Just sign on the dotted line.

  6. Jackson owes his improved play in large part to Wade Phillips. If he takes the highest payday elsewhere with some low-end team he will never play at the same level again. And maybe he doesn’t care about that.

  7. For Malik he is all about the money. He will leave if anyone else offers him 10.5 million. It is fine. The Broncos have the depth to lose him. He can go to Oakland or Jacksonville and never be heard from again.

  8. Where do they keep coming up with the cap space for all this stuff?! Seriously, they add a new Pro Bowler every year to a team already full of Pro Bowlers, and somehow they can retain everyone they want as well?

  9. Miller will be what? 12 million? Jackson 10 million? Whats Ware’s salary? 14 million?

    Somethings got to give, you can’t pay them all.

  10. Why would you offer him that? Maybe if you didn’t just sign Wolfe but you would have invested 10 mill on Malik, 16 mill on Von Miller, 11 on Demarcus, and I think 10 on Wolfe. That is almost 50 million on DLine if that’s right, and I feel like Denver has so many big contracts between all of those DT the new one for Brock and Aqib talib and Chris Harris JR. I’m curious what their plan is this offseason

  11. Wow, his salary-hit for 2015 was $1.6M, and now they offer $10M/yr!? Along with all those other big defense contracts, I’m guessing Denver feels it doesn’t need an offense – and they might be right.

  12. “more than $10 million a year” means zip until you know the structure of the deal. It’s all about the signing bonus and early money, not getting a $15 million salary for year 4.

  13. Don’t sign anything until you talk to the silver and black they’ll make that 10 million seem like chump change. JUST WIN BABY!
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    Play for a proven winner in the beautiful state of Colorado or play for a proven loser in the cesspool known as Oakland where the stadium has raw sewage in the stands and on the field.

    Hmmmmmmmmm, decisions, decisions.

  14. They seem to have a awful lot of high contracts and shelling out even more something isn’t right. As we all know if there is one team that doesn’t give a *bleep* about the salary cap.

  15. skinsgal4life says:
    Feb 24, 2016 7:36 AM
    Am I the only person who thinks the player’s salaries are ridiculous?
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    There not ridiculous at all when you consider they are the product. They are what we watch. They are the League. The owners are making millions uppon millions of dollars totalling into the billions. The comish make 35++++ million dollars per yr. So to me its not ridiculous at all but thats just me

  16. It’s called knowing how to do your job better than everyone else. John Elway has proven to be the BEST executive in all of pro football since he has been in Denver. Just because your team can’t figure out how to keep and sign good players doesn’t mean that anyone else can’t. Show me how the

  17. “At what point do we check the book on the broncos?”

    You can afford to pay the defensive players when you are not going to pay a qb 20M+ like the rest of the league. That plus the salary cap is going up significantly this year. It also helps when Wolfe and Harris Jr sign contracts that are more team friendly. It is more important for Denver to keep the defense together than it is to sign free agents. Unless they can’t sign Malik. I suspect that Denver will not be very active in bringing new FA in.

  18. broncofanssuck says:
    Feb 24, 2016 10:02 AM
    They seem to have a awful lot of high contracts and shelling out even more something isn’t right. As we all know if there is one team that doesn’t give a *bleep* about the salary cap.
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    Everyone’s cap is the same. The NFL has a policy in place where every contract goes through the league office for validation AND the league knows where EVERY team is at within their salary cap. The notion that a team could still defer money is like using a 1930’s book of medicine to practice medicine today. …..or does that not make sense to you?

  19. The Raiders may have the money but Del Rio is terrible at utilizing his players strengths. Look at last years playoff vs Indi. Ffwd a year and that defense is top 3 of all time (Gil Brandt)… If Malik signs there, he won’t be happy playing for Del Rio again. Malik’s career year came under Wade…. Under Del Rio he’ll barely be noticed.

    Trust me Raiders fans, you may love Del Rio now, but give it 2 years.

  20. People accusing him of being greedy are idiots – every player only has one window in their career if they’re lucky to get paid, a difference of a few million will ensure their families are set for life. No one here has any right to judge

    In all likelihood I think the Jags will sign him – they seem to love over-paying ex-Broncos 5 years $30 million for Zane Beadles (who is on the verge of getting cut – would be a great fit for Broncos zone-blocking scheme BTW), 5 years $46 million for Julius Thomas, and rumors are they’re willing to pay $11 – $14 million a year for Malik Jackson

  21. Malik Jackson is a huge part of that defense and him penetrating from the inside is key to Ware/Miller getting one on one’s off the edges.

    That being said, Derrick Wolfe looks like the man inside that is the true beast in run and pass game. If I was Jackson I would take the 10 million a year and keep producing.

  22. Wow I hope Denver does not give him over 10 mil, he played well at the end of the year, but did not dominate until we go everyone healthy, his play is more of a product of everyone around him than him being a dominant player. Go ahead Raiders I hope you give him 15 mil a year. We can get someone just as good for half the price.

  23. Where do they keep coming up with the cap space for all this stuff?! Seriously, they add a new Pro Bowler every year to a team already full of Pro Bowlers, and somehow they can retain everyone they want as well?

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    Manning will free up $19 from the cap.

  24. The market is going up,up up. Could be a lot of teams using a lot of franchise tags on these type of players.

  25. lgw91s says: Feb 24, 2016 6:29 AM
    Average amount per year means very little in most long term contracts. It is all about guaranteed money, and the first 3 years. The backloaded deals never see the last 2-3 years. At best, the player agrees to a pay cut.

    Excellent point. I’d love to see statistics on contracts of players averaging at least 8 figures and what percentage of contracts finish out to the end.

  26. xraider4321 says:
    Feb 24, 2016 5:59 AM
    Don’t sign anything until you talk to the silver and black they’ll make that 10 million seem like chump change. JUST WIN BABY!
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    As a Bronco fan, I hope this happens.

    Malik stands to be just the latest player to score big in FA after a big Super Bowl game.

    He benefitted from playing with the pass rush in football featuring Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, and possibly the best defensive backfield with 2 Pro Bowl CBs in Talib and Chris Harris. He also rotated snaps which kept him fresh.

    I like Malik but he is this year’s most likely FA to sign a big contract but only making a minimum impact.

  27. Pretty funny how many people cry about Denver’s cap yet have ZERO knowledge on how it works. There are plenty of sites that show Denvers salary structure. Google it and educate yourself.

  28. flutener333 says:
    Feb 24, 2016 8:08 AM
    Does Denver have a different salary cap figure than the rest of the NFL?

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    Lmao. While it may seem like the Broncos are playing with monopoly money, John Elway is just doing that good of a job with personnel decisions and money.

  29. xraider4321 says:
    Feb 24, 2016 5:59 AM
    Don’t sign anything until you talk to the silver and black they’ll make that 10 million seem like chump change. JUST WIN BABY!
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    Keep in mind Malik there is a large difference between 14-2 Broncos and 2-14 raiders

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