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Report: Not a lock that the Broncos won’t match C.J. Anderson offer

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) breaks free for a touchdown as Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) and cornerback Adam Jones (24) defend during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) AP

The conventional wisdom was that when the Dolphins signed Broncos running back C.J. Anderson to a restricted free agent offer sheet, he was all but theirs.

But with a day left for Broncos executive John Elway to make a decision, it might be closer than many thing.

According to Peter King of TheMMQB.com, it’s not a lock that the Broncos simply won’t match, and let Anderson walk away to Miami.

The four-year, $18 million offer sheet is well beyond the $2.553 million tender the Broncos could have used to keep Anderson as an RFA (as no one would have given up a second-round pick and the money for a back who has yet to carry the ball 200 times in a season).

But while the Dolphins made the deal front-loaded to make it harder to match, the Broncos have also seen quite the exodus of players lately.

With potential big-ticket items such as Brock Osweiler and Malik Jackson elsewhere, the Broncos have the flexibility to match, even if it’s at a number far beyond what they could have or should have spent.

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31 Responses to “Report: Not a lock that the Broncos won’t match C.J. Anderson offer”
  1. dal1as says: Mar 14, 2016 8:46 AM

    If they match that deal then the Broncos will have made another mistake.

  2. kurdishpats1 says: Mar 14, 2016 8:47 AM

    Had it not been for Von Miller playing out of his mind, this would have been your Super Bowl MVP.

  3. broncodanny says: Mar 14, 2016 9:03 AM

    Please keep!!

  4. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 14, 2016 9:26 AM

    Zero chance Denver resigns Anderson for that amount. If they didnt want to keep him with a 2nd rd tender why spend MORE and look like idiots.

  5. supra23 says: Mar 14, 2016 9:36 AM

    kurdishpats1 says:
    Mar 14, 2016 8:47 AM
    Had it not been for Von Miller playing out of his mind, this would have been your Super Bowl MVP.
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    They don’t win the superbowl with out Von Miller playing out of his mind.

  6. notmanning says: Mar 14, 2016 9:37 AM

    Is that like a double negative?

    Seems like there is a better way to convey the message.

    “CJ to Miami not a lock”

  7. letsgolos says: Mar 14, 2016 9:38 AM

    Thanks for the double negative this early on a Monday morning.

    My head hurts.

  8. notmanning says: Mar 14, 2016 9:39 AM

    They don’t not win the Super bowl without not having Von Miller not playing out of his knot knoggin’

  9. tlgorres says: Mar 14, 2016 9:50 AM

    Just let him go and draft Derrick Henry. Problem solved.

  10. jjackwagon says: Mar 14, 2016 9:51 AM

    Not a lock that the Broncos won’t match…Yep definitely a double-negative.
    So you are saying that it is a lock that the Broncos will match.

  11. sharrerwwonka22 says: Mar 14, 2016 10:01 AM

    Nothing would surprise me . Weren’t the Broncos the ones who were willing to pay an inexperienced, average backup qb 16 mill per year? In other words….LOL!!!!!!

  12. jag1959 says: Mar 14, 2016 10:09 AM

    Lot of incorrect wannabe grammaticists here, that is not a double negative

  13. boogerhut says: Mar 14, 2016 10:11 AM

    Some people say it’s a lock that Denver won’t match the offer. He’s saying that it’s not a lock. Not a double negative. DERP!.

  14. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 14, 2016 10:18 AM

    I thought Elway only wanted people who wanted to be in Denver. That was his justification for losing osweiler right?

  15. flaccodelic says: Mar 14, 2016 10:21 AM

    So they definitely won’t not match the offer then?

    Can I get some ranch to go with that tossed word salad?

  16. drumsomeone says: Mar 14, 2016 10:26 AM

    Elway must go – his arrogance has cost us too much…

  17. hawk944 says: Mar 14, 2016 10:38 AM

    Interesting… it looks like karma for the years the Donkeys cheated on their cap numbers.

  18. johnnybaggadonuts says: Mar 14, 2016 10:49 AM

    I love me some CJ but of all the departures this should be the easiest to get over. If there was a way to sign him later in the season, when he actually shows up, that would be great.

    Sign a vet (Foster) and draft for this position.

  19. ncphinsfan says: Mar 14, 2016 11:09 AM

    Whatever you decide Elway… Alfred Morris or Arian Foster will be just fine in Miami too. RB is not a pressing need with Ajayi there. Getting an OLine with Guards and depth is more important.

  20. iamkillerfin says: Mar 14, 2016 11:25 AM

    Get that rookie out of the draft cut bait & let us have him!!! GO FINS!!!

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 14, 2016 11:28 AM

    His skills can be replaced but he was the heart and soul of Denver’s offense. Anytime he broke off a big run, the offense seemed to get its mojo back especially in the playoffs.

  22. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 14, 2016 11:56 AM

    I’d be surprised if they matched that offer. The only upside to matching it would be to have some stability on the offensive side since they have already lost their top two QBs.

  23. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 14, 2016 11:58 AM

    That’s a lot of money for a RB that doesn’t have a lot of carries. That’s not saying he can’t carry it that much but since they didn’t use him that much I would be surprised if they matched that contract. They would be able to draft one to fill that hole for a lot less.

  24. mickton says: Mar 14, 2016 12:26 PM

    They’re gonna match just simply draggin their asses about it.

  25. laxcoach37 says: Mar 14, 2016 12:28 PM

    whenwilliteverend says:
    Mar 14, 2016 11:58 AM
    That’s a lot of money for a RB that doesn’t have a lot of carries. That’s not saying he can’t carry it that much but since they didn’t use him that much I would be surprised if they matched that contract. They would be able to draft one to fill that hole for a lot less.
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    Oh, for a minute I thought you were talking about Lamar Miller? He is getting $7.5M and CJ is getting $4M. Miller 194 for 872nd CJ had 152 for 720yds. Almost identical performance Stats, so an absolute bargain!! I agree overall with your statement, but RB’s are getting paid this year, so we disagree on that.

  26. igotgamenj says: Mar 14, 2016 12:34 PM

    As of right now Mark Sanchez is the starting QB…Blahhhh

  27. fanofpft says: Mar 14, 2016 12:41 PM

    sharrerwwonka22 says:
    Mar 14, 2016 10:01 AM

    Nothing would surprise me . Weren’t the Broncos the ones who were willing to pay an inexperienced, average backup qb 16 mill per year? In other words….LOL!!!!!!

    Had they offered up 2M more they would have most likely retained that QB. Same for this RB. These were the market prices. And the same amount that Mia. had originally offered Miller.

  28. fishyinalittledishy says: Mar 14, 2016 3:21 PM

    The Dolphins could have Walter Payton back there but nobody’s getting 1000 yards if the Oline doesn’t get the boot or a reboot.

  29. fanofpft says: Mar 14, 2016 5:12 PM

    I’m guessing this was just King ascertaining. From what I saw it was the same source that was told again that Den. would not match. I saw nothing stating they would.

  30. fanofpft says: Mar 14, 2016 5:17 PM

    “Unlikely” is the wording they used.

  31. sackdance says: Mar 15, 2016 12:44 PM

    Anyone saying Elway must go is a fair weather Broncos fan and should go root for a team like the Browns. Elway has been one of the best GMs in the league and I, for one, know he’s got some more plans in FA/Draft that will again have us in a position to compete. In Elway we trust or GTFO.

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