Klis writes that the two sides continue to work on a long-term extension and Clady has decided to report to the team’s training camp, even though he’s enter the final year of his current deal.
Denver offered him a five-year deal worth $50 million, but Clady is said to be seeking something closer to $38 million guaranteed.
Klis adds that the offer includes $28 million guarantees, which is a top-five salary for an already expensive position. According to a league source, Clady is not interested in this deal and is instead looking to surpass Joe Thomas‘ eight-year contract worth a staggering $92 million.
Clady is entering the final year of his contract and the Broncos have reportedly been trying to lock him up for a few months now. He’s certainly talented, but Pro Football Focus graded him as one of the worst offensive tackles in the league last year. That probably had something to do with the fact that they were running the Tim Tebow offense for a good portion of the season, but it’s still a bit of concern when we’re talking about a contract that could be close to $100 million dollars.
We have Clady listed as the No. 28 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.