The Denver Broncos have made Ryan Clady a big offer that he can simply decline.
The team offered the left tackle a five-year, $50 million contract extension including $28 million guaranteed. Clady is set to make $3.5 million in 2012 which is the final year of his rookie contract.
According to the Denver Post, Clady and his agent are looking for much more.
However, the league source said Clady and his agent, Pat Dye, are seeking a deal that would slightly exceed the contract of Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who received an extension last summer that averages $11.5 million a year. – Mike Klis (Denver Post)
Once Peyton Manning signed with the Broncos, that gave Clady a lot of leverage in these negotiations. Not only that, but Clady has made the Pro Bowl roster in each of his five NFL seasons.
Clady will get a big deal. It’s only a matter of time.