Broncos beef up offensive line with Louis Vasquez


The Broncos have improved their offensive line by taking a starter from an AFC West rival.

Louis Vasquez, who started all 16 games at guard for the Chargers last season, has signed a four-year, $23.5 million contract with $13 million fully guaranteed, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

Vasquez said just before free agency began that he was planning to explore every option, and his agent noted that the Chargers had been given a chance to extend him but chose not to. Now Vasquez has discovered that the best option for him was in Denver, and the Chargers will have to fave Vasquez twice a year.

The Chargers acquired Vasquez in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft. He started 54 games in four seasons in San Diego.

On our list of the Top 100 NFL free agents, Vaquez was the second-best guard and the No. 50 player overall.

21 responses to “Broncos beef up offensive line with Louis Vasquez

  1. As a Chargers fan, it’s become pretty clear the new GM is going to come in and just blow it up, which is probably about 2 years late. There are some sad times coming in San Diego. If you thought there attendance numbers were poor the last few years, just wait.

  2. damn what are the chargers doing, we have one of the worst lines in the nfl and were just getting worse

  3. Always interesting when the team who knows the player best elect not to resign.

  4. Losing Vasquez hurts but not too much. He was a decent pass blocker and a poor run blocker coming out of college and not much has changed since hes joind the league. I would have preferred to keep him but time to move on.

  5. Why wouldn’t the Chargers bring this guy back? Good God, one of the few bright spots and you lose him? Blowing up the roster or not it makes absolutely no sense. Rivers is going to get sacked and then run over by a car. Yikes.

  6. mrblksd619 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:08 PM

    Definitely not worth 6 mil a year!


    Exactly! He’s going to where the money is, that’s why we let him walk.

  7. “But nobody wants to play with selfish Pay-a-ton choker Lolz” – some idiots on this site

  8. Honestly I am not to worried for the Chargers, we brought in a new coach and gm who I am certain have a plan and know what needs to be done to improve the team. I’m just glad Norv and Aj Smith are gone.

  9. As a Bronco fan I’m super excited about this sign, Vasquez will shore up our line and make it one of the best in the league and they are now talking to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, which is exciting to me. Check out my blog, I have articles on the Dumervil scenario and would love all of your inputs.

  10. Telesco seems like he is a relative of AJ Smith. I’m not getting why the one strong spot in our Oline just went to the division rival….now all we need to do is reach a stadium deal in LA. Then this season will be a total waist of time…. Thanks

  11. What a joke. Telesco better have some sort of plan, because right now it doesn’t look like it. If they’re blowing it up might as well trade Rivers too.

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