Josina Anderson tweeted that the Broncos are about to sign LT Russell Okung to a deal worth reportedly $10.6 million per season over the next five seasons and they re-signed CJ Anderson to a deal worth $18 million total over four seasons a few days ago. These are some of the moves you’re allowed to make to build up the rest of your roster when you let Brock Osweiler walk for $18 million per season.
John Elway has come under heavy criticism for the handling of the CJ Anderson contract. Anderson, a restricted free agent, was given the lowest possible tender by the Broncos which gave them the right to match any contract offer but receive no compensation if Anderson joined another team. For about another $900,000 Elway could have received a 2nd round draft pick if Anderson joined another team, compensation that essentially acts as a block to free agency. Anderson, of course, signed with Miami and the Broncos matched the offer but rather than paying $2.5 million this year will pay $6 million. Is it a mistake by the Broncos? It depends on Elway’s long term thoughts on Anderson and attempts they made to re-sign him prior to free agency. Continue reading Did the Broncos Make a Mistake with CJ Anderson »
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