Two things became clear to me on that play: on a team stockpiled with weapons, Britton Colquitt is one himself. And the Broncos should work to keep him.
Today they announced they have done exactly that.
The Broncos have agreed to terms with P Britton Colquitt on a 3-year extension through 2016.— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) August 11, 2013
This year, Colquitt will be paid the 15th-highest salary in the NFL, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post. But the new money will surpass the amount the Kansas City Chiefs are paying his brother Dustin Colquitt.
In fact, over the course of his four year contact, Colquitt's average $3.9 million salary will make him the highest paid punter in the NFL.
The Broncos originally tendered Colquitt as an original-round restricted free agent this offseason, which I felt meant a long-term contract would be in the works. This new contract shows they definitely had a higher regard for Colquitt than their original contract suggested.