Ron Leary, Guard
Unlike Connor McGovern, Ron Leary’s status with the Broncos appears to be more concrete. Since coming to Denver via Free Agency in 2017, Leary has battled injuries and ability to stay on the field.
With only 29 starts in 3 years, it’s hard to justify keeping Leary with his current contract.
On the last year of his 4 year, $36 million deal, Leary is scheduled to make a salary of roughly $9.3 million. Unfortunately for Leary, the Broncos will only be responsible for $875,000 in dead cap if they release Leary this off-season.
When he’s been on the field, he’s been a good player for the Broncos. The problem is, the team can’t afford to pay a guy who averages 10 games a year that kind of money.
Leary will be 31 in April. By no means is he a washed up player. I just think he’s at a point in his career where the Broncos can afford to keep him at his current salary and with guys like Elijah Wilkinson on the roster, it makes sense to move on from Ron Leary.
2020 Status: Scrap