While other franchise-tagged players are sitting around listening to their phone not ring, Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady’s negotiation appears to be moving.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos upped their previous offer to Clady, beyond the five-year $50 million package he turned down a year ago.
While the devil resides in the details of such contracts — and both sides will present the value in the manner which casts them in the best light — the report suggests the new offer would make Clady either the second- or third-highest paid tackle in the league.
If he doesn’t reach a long-term deal by the July 15 deadline, he’d play out this year on his one-year, $9.823 million tender.
Of course, the fact that there’s no report of a deal means Clady’s side is reviewing the proposal, and perhaps trying to figure out a way to get the Broncos to make a sweetened deal even sweeter.