Denver Broncos: Previewing the 2018 special teams unit
This offseason, John Elway decided that an upgrade at punter would be worth a little bit of extra cash. Last season Riley Dixon was a total cap hit of $560,002, while Marquette King is being paid more than double that this season with a total cap hit of $1,666,666.
Dixon wasn’t terrible during his first two years in the league, King has just proven himself to be better. Last season, Dixon was able to pin 31.5% of his punts inside the twenty yard-line, while King pinned his punts inside the 20 at a rate of at least 40% in each of the last three seasons (including 48.2% in 2015).
King is known around the league to have one of the most powerful legs, and should have Broncos fans excited about what he could do in 2018. The Fort Valley State product is on record saying that “Denver is a Punters Paradise” and that he is excited to punt in the Mile High City.