Ryan Clady Agrees To Extension With Broncos
By Allen Kim
The Denver Broncos and LT Ryan Clady agreed to a five-year, $57.5 million contract with $33.5 million of the deal guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The base of the contract is worth $52.5 million, and Clady can earn the full value of his deal by making at least two All-Pro selections over the next five seasons.
This new deal makes Clady the third-highest paid left tackle in the NFL behind the Cleveland Browns’ Joe Thomas and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Peters. He rejected a five-year, $50 million offer last year, and it looks like the gamble paid off for him.
Only 26 and in his fifth season, Clady has been a staple along the Broncos’ offensive line ever since he was drafted to the team. Peyton Manning can enter the season with some piece of mind knowing his blind-side protector is all locked up for the next five years.
Coming off shoulder surgery on his right shoulder, Clady is expected to miss the start of training camp, but recovery has been progressing, and he expects to be fully healthy for the start of the regular season.