Broncos ink potential center of franchise in Lloyd Cushenberry

The Broncos have signed their potential long term answer at center with Lloyd Cushenberry in the fold.

The Denver Broncos have lost their starting center to free agency over the last two seasons. Could Lloyd Cushenberry III finally be the long term answer the team is looking for at the position? We will at least start to get an idea while he is under his rookie contract.

The Denver Broncos and Lloyd Cushenberry have agreed to a deal. The deal is for four years. Cushenberry will be making $4.2 million during that time. His contract includes a signing bonus of $942,176, according to Mike Klis. The contract also helps solidify the offensive line that will protect Drew Lock during the 2020 season, pending on what happens as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

Cushenberry was drafted by the Denver Broncos with their 83rd overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, their third pick of that round. After having lost Matt Paradis and Connor McGovern to free agency, the Broncos needed a player at the position.

It will be important for the quarterback and center to have a rhythm among each other during the season. The last thing Broncos Country will want to see is a series of bad snap exchanges that end up in the hands of the opposing team. Having a deal done during camp will help both players get that chemistry going quickly.

Lloyd Cushenberry could be the answer at center

It has been some time since the Broncos had a long term answer at center. Matt Paradis was set to be the long term solution, but for some reason he signed elsewhere after the 2018 season.

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My heart hopes that Cushenberry becomes the long term answer for the Denver Broncos. It would be a real shame if, after a few years, the team went back to square one. Despite those thoughts, I am confident that having a young center with a young quarterback will go a long way for the Broncos franchise.