There has already been a lot of talk about Denver possibly reworking QB Peyton Manning‘s contract to free up some additional cap space, but with a number of notable free agents, they could may need some extra room to work with.
As things stand right now, the Broncos should have around $26 million in available cap space to work with this offseason. However, their list free agents includes guys like WR Demaryius Thomas, TE Julius Thomas, DT Terrance Knighton, and G Orlando Franklin.
Clady, 28, is entering the third year of his five-year, $52.5 million contract that included $33 million guaranteed. He has base salaries of $8.5 million (2015), and $9.5 million (2016), and $10 million (2018) coming his way over the remainder of the agreement.
Caldy’s cap figures come out to $10.6 million (2015), and $10.1 million (2016), and $10.6 million (2017).
According to OverTheCap.com, a simple restructure of Clady’s contract would create $7.304 million in additional cap space.
In 2014, Clady appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos, despite dealing with some injuries. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 41 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players, which was due to below average ratings in run and pass-protection.