Denver Broncos: Players in line for contract extensions

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks downfield as he is pressured by outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett #48 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks downfield as he is pressured by outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett #48 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Bradley Roby
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 15: Chris Harris #25 and Bradley Roby #29 of the Denver Broncos defend against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 15, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 29-13. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

Bradley Roby, CB

The Broncos’ clear plan of action at the cornerback position involves making Bradley Roby their new top outside cornerback with Chris Harris Jr. manning the slot.

The Broncos are unlikely to get the type of hometown discount from Roby they got from Harris back in 2014, so re-signing their former first-round pick is going to require quite a bit of cash.

Roby, to this point, has been considered a ‘starter’ for the Broncos but has played roughly 70 percent of the snaps or less every season he’s been in the league.

He will see a significant increase in snaps in 2018 and both parties may be in a ‘wait-and-see’ mode when it comes to a contract extension for that reason.

Will the Broncos regret giving Roby big money if he doesn’t perform well in an expanded role? Will Roby regret taking an extension sooner rather than later if he goes out and has the best season of his young career?

Those two questions alone will likely prevent Roby and the Broncos from coming to an agreement on a contract extension prior to the season. But this is a player who is certainly part of the team’s future plans, and if Roby feels confident about whatever the Broncos may offer in guarantees, there’s a chance we could see this deal done before the start of the 2018 season.