- Ian Rapoport reports that Hillman receives a one-year deal worth $2 million and roughly $600,000 guaranteed.
Contracts talks between Hillman and the Broncos were reportedly heating up in recent weeks, so it was pretty clear that they would be able to get a deal done at some point in the near future.
Even after re-signing Hillman, Klis believes it’s still possible the Broncos will target a running back in this year’s draft.
Denver managed to bring back C.J. Anderson after they matched the Dolphins’ offer sheet, but they could still use help at the position.
Hillman, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He has played out his rookie contract and is now testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time.
In 2015, Hillman appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and ran for 863 yards on 207 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with 24 receptions for 111 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 49 running back out of qualifying 69 players.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.