Money isn’t always easy for Broncos players to come by.
But wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders — who is the next man up on the team’s extension list — said yesterday he’s not trying to take it all.
As history has shown, that’s a reasonable expectation when dealing with John Elway, and Sanders said he’s hoping the ongoing talks can reach an amicable conclusion.
“It’s not frustrating. It’s actually a blessing,” Sanders said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. “We’re talking millions and millions of dollars that I can earn just by the game that I love. At the end of the day, I’m looking forward to it, but I know you guys want to know the answers to that, where are we at.
“We’re trying to find that middle ground of saying, you know what, this is a fair deal for me and for the Denver Broncos. I said it from Day One — I’m not trying to break the bank. I want to be here. But I also want a fair deal, and I want a fair deal for the production I’ve been putting out, so we’ll see how it goes.”
Sanders is entering the final year of the deal he signed in 2014, and is scheduled to make $5.6 million this season. But with recent contracts signed by Doug Baldwin and Allen Hurns and Keenan Allen, a player of his production appears underpaid.
Of course, with the Broncos, that’s hardly reason to think a deal’s going to happen, though the two sides are still talking.