The Denver Broncos, in a bid to lock up LT Ryan Clady, have upped their initial five-year, $50 million offer. According to the Denver Post, the new offer is reported to be in the $12.5 million range annually, making him one of the three highest paid tackles in the NFL.
Clady rejected the Broncos’ initial proposal last year, opting to play out the 2012 season for only $3.5 million. The Broncos franchise-tagged Clady earlier in the offseason in order to at least secure his services for the 2013 season while restricting other teams from attempting to sign him.
Clady is an integral part of the Broncos offense, serving as Peyton Manning’s blindside protector. It seems that it’s only a matter of time before they agree to terms. The two sides have until the July 15th deadline to hammer out a deal. If they can’t reach an agreement, Clady will play out the year for $9.823 million.