Denver Broncos: Players in line for contract extensions
Domata Peko, DL
The signing of Domata Peko in the 2017 offseason proved to be one of the Broncos’ best in recent years.
Peko appeared to be on the last leg of his career in Cincinnati, so when the Broncos gave him a two-year contract, many were rightly surprised.
The transition to the 3-4 defense and primarily nose tackle position rejuvenated Peko’s career in a big way. He now looks like a bargain at $4.2 million this season.
If Peko has another good year, there’s no reason for the Broncos not to extend him for another year or two. Peko is still playing extremely well into his mid-30s, and playing a two-down, run-stuffing role for the Broncos is keeping him from playing too much.
The Broncos don’t have any other nose tackles behind Peko that seem like long-term options at this point. They will have the chance to draft some guys in 2019 in a loaded class along the defensive front, but re-signing Peko is a good move for this team football-wise and off the field.