#4- David Bruton Jr. SS
Perhaps the leader of the special teams unit, David Bruton Jr. was performing well until an injury during the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers knocked him out for the remainder of the year.
There is no doubt that this player has been a solid force for the Broncos since the team drafted him in 2009. While he does not get a whole lot of time on defense, it is the special teams that makes him such a well-rounded player.
He did get some playing time on defense, recording an interception in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions as well as some great defensive plays.
Re-Signing Bruton Jr. should not even be a topic of discussion. His contribution on special teams as well as depth for the safety position is unmatched on the team.
Looking at his contract that he signed back in 2013, the average amount that he made each year was $1.5 million dollars. I believe that if the Broncos get a bit more cap room, they could look to give Bruton Jr. a slight raise in his contract.
I would say he has earned a long term contract, in the business of 4 or 5 years. As for the amount, that is up to the Broncos. I would assume it might be a tad bit higher than previous contracts.
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