The Denver Broncos are re-signing long snapper Casey Kreiter to a one-year contract worth $1 million. This is a good thing for the team.
The Denver Broncos are officially bringing back Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter on a one-year contract worth $1 million.
Kreiter was a restricted free agent this offseason, but because the price to tender him would have been about double what the Broncos ended up paying him, the team declined to tender him a restricted free agent contract.
Kreiter will enter his fourth season with the Broncos as the team’s primary long snapper, a role he took over in 2016 for 10 of the team’s 16 games.
In case you are just hearing of Kreiter for the first time, shame on you.
All kidding aside, Kreiter is phenomenal at his job. Do you know how you know that to be true? You rarely ever hear his name.
Not only that, but Kreiter was recognized by the AFC coaching staff this year as the top long snapper in the conference, as that position is not voted on by the fans.
The University of Iowa product got his first call from the Denver Broncos while he was a substitute teacher. His entry into the NFL is a pretty awesome story, and his story in general is awesome. Our own Andrew Wade, a resident Iowa Hawkeyes expert, got the chance to interview Kreiter.
This is good news for the Denver Broncos that Kreiter is coming back. He understands the year-to-year NFL business model, especially at his position, but his heart is in Denver for the long haul.
The Broncos, like any team in the NFL, need consistency from their long snapper more than anything, and Kreiter has provided exactly that.