Organisation give themselves some breathing room in discussing long term deal offensive tackle.
It was a deal that was expected to happen, it just took some time to develop.
Denver Broncos have decided to issue Ryan Clady with the franchise tag, which will keep him at the team for the 2013 season. This works out well for both parties in the long term future.
Ryan Clady is among the elite talents at the position. Last season he played over 1,100 snaps and allowed just one sack all season, as he was integral to the success of Peyton Manning’s superb season in Denver.
This franchise tag will allow him to become one of the top earners in the league at the position. As the rules of the tag dictate, the player must earn the average of the top five earners in the league at that position, which will make Clady a very rich man.
This also works out well for the Broncos. They want to keep the left tackle around for a long time, as they know the level of production he can give is unbelievable. Slapping the tag on him means that he cannot leave the team via free agency, which would begin on March 4th, and so allows them an extra year to discuss a long term deal.
As the 26 year old recovers from shoulder surgery, that will keep him out of all off-season workouts, John Elway, the Denver Broncos and Ryan Clady will be working hard to work out a contract that will make sure the left tackle stays a Bronco for his entire career.