Broncos sign Marquette King to three-year deal

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Shortly after reports surfaced that Marquette King was in Denver, the former Raiders punter agreed to a three-year deal with the Broncos.

The Raiders cut King last week, reportedly because new coach Jon Gruden had personality issues with King.

King, 29, spent five full seasons in Oakland. He has a career average of 46.8 yards per punt and a net average of 40.8. He is the only player in NFL history with at least a 40-yard net average in each of his first five seasons.

Last season, King had a career-best 42.7-yard net average.

For his career, King has 156 punts inside the 20 and only 33 touchbacks.

Riley Dixon was the team’s punter the past two seasons, averaging 45.7 yards per punt.

30 responses to “Broncos sign Marquette King to three-year deal

  1. Good punter, but acts like a total clown after every punt he does. Dude needs to chill out.

  2. Broncos had a lot of issues last year. Punting would have been low on the list of things I would have looked at.

  3. King will be averaging 50yds punting in Denver

    but subtract 15yds for those stupid personal fouls and he will be averaging closer 35yds

  4. I am hoping King reels in some of “the personality” from his antics.
    Bronco fans appreciate class more than he is accustomed to in Oakland.

  5. frog nuts says:

    April 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Bronco fans calling him a joke last year, bet they love him now

    no I don’t, unless he changes and stops being a clown

  6. As a Raider fan, I hate the fact that a hated division rival signed a top-level punter that was needlessly cut from my team. But not as much as I hate Son-of-Al’s bringing in Lynch and now Gruden as publicity stunts.

  7. i think that is a great pick up by the broncos….not sure how much he got paid…..hopefully the Raiders will not be starting drives inside the 5 yard line

  8. Broncos can do what they want but until they hire a head coach they will continue to be at the bottom of their division.

  9. scoops1 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    King will be averaging 50yds punting in Denver

    but subtract 15yds for those stupid personal fouls and he will be averaging closer 35yds

    – – – – — – – – – – – – – –

    One penalty – and you use a “plural” as if it happens all the time. It happened against the broncos on a stupid fake punt play call, and we lost that game. My wife gave me a penalty as well for cursing at the tv.

  10. Awful signing. So I guess they plan on winning 5 games again this season. The Broncos have a ton of roster holes and just signed a punter to $2m+ per season. They haven’t addressed their problems at TE, OG, DT, DE, ILB or CB. Dumb, dumb move by Elway.

  11. Wow, Broncos signed the punter the Raiders just cut, what a coup. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
    #LowExpectations

  12. Nice move. Just have someone from the team run across the street to that Dispensary before the home games. Make sure he’s at the right altitude so his punt will go higher and longer.

  13. He went to Denver for Revenge but he will never get it cuz the Raiders will be kicking their —— every time they play!

  14. I don’t know how many Broncos fans there are commenting, but we were awful on all special teams last year – including our punter. Elway brought in another punter before this to challenge Dixon specifically this offseason.

    King is one of the best in the NFL, why wouldn’t you upgrade a position?

  15. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    When a PUNTER starts celebrating EVERYTIME he kicks… like he’s a kick-returner who’s taken one back for 100 yards…..you have a problem at that position.
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    A punt returner has his goals and celebrates when he makes them, and a punter has his goals and if he makes them, he CAN celebrate. People are different. I enjoyed the horse trots. Fun. Stop making something out of nothing!!! don’t get confused when the sour people post. Thats what they do. Many many more enjoy it or ignore it and DONT post. People are always trying to tell other people how THEY should or should not act. smh.

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