ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Justin Simmons desired to remain together with the Denver Broncos, and the staff made him the highest-paid security in the league Friday to make that occur.
Simmons and the Broncos have consented to a four-year, $61 million deal, based on multiple sources, with roughly $35 million in promises. Simmons' $15.25 million-per-year typical makes it the greatest per-year typical of almost any security from the NFL.
Simmons, who'd played every defensive snap to get the group within the previous 3 seasons, can also be the very first NFL security to agree on a deal worth over $15 million each season. The Cardinals signed Budda Baker into a four-year bargain last September values $14.75 million each year.
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Broncos general manager George Paton had succeeded Thursday that matters were going to get a long term deal for Simmons, who had been chosen in the next round (98th overall) from the 2016 draft. Paton explained:"I believe we are making progress. I really don't know when it'll occur, but I think we're making progress and that has been a priority because I have gotten ."
The Broncos had put the franchise player tag on Simmons lately, but in the time called it a"procedural move" since the two sides worked toward a long term contract.
Simmons had stated during the 2020 year, when he'd played the franchise tag, he had been convinced in"gambling on him," he expected to remain with the Broncos and he thought a deal could get done when either side"actually sat down to make that happen... but it requires both sides"
It had been his third successive 90-tackle season. He has always been an active participant in conduct defense across the line of scrimmage, with all the flexibility to fit up on many different players in policy.
The 27-year-old joins off-field community involvement with his stalwart on-field functionality and has been called the Broncos' nominee last year for its Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
Simmons has always been among the most active players on the planet and among the group's top voices in social justice systems.
Simmons is the sole three-time winner of this award since it started in 2006.