Broncos in “active negotiations” with Justin Simmons on long-term deal

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The Broncos placed the franchise tag on Justin Simmons in March, but they hope to reach a long-term agreement with the safety before the July 15 deadline.

The sides appear to be growing ever closer to a deal.

“As far as Justin, we’re in negotiations right now,” General Manager John Elway said on a conference call with the team’s beat writers Monday. “We’ve given them an offer. They gave us an offer back. We’re in active negotiations with Justin.”

Chicago’s Eddie Jackson is the highest-paid safety based on annual average, with a five-year extension he signed in January paying him $14.6 million per season.

Simmons, 26, earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2019 after posting career highs in interceptions (four) and pass breakups (15).

He has not missed a defensive snap in two full seasons.

3 responses to “Broncos in “active negotiations” with Justin Simmons on long-term deal

  1. For all the slack Elway gets and deserves, he has hit on some really good Defensive draft picks as a GM. Simmons is quickly becoming a top 3 safety and he’s hit on numerous other people like Chris Harris, Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Derek Wolf, Malik Jackson, Courtland Sutton, Dalton Risner, Noah can’t, and drew lock. the broncos may actually be tough year in and year out going forward!

  2. broncosroe I’d say in my view that you have a pretty good comment, but it looks like autocorrect may have sabotaged you there a bit. Sorry about that, it happens to the best of us. And the worst, like myself, for instance.

    Simmons should be the Broncos’ priority after this free agency period. They forsook several of their own and possible outside free agents to free up money for his re-signing. The Broncos were more active in free agency this year, I know, but they had significant cap room and set aside much of it specifically for Simmons’ deal. Simmons was nearly flawless last season-hopefully for Denver he can maintain or exceed that level of play to make good on the deal he has earned.

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