The Denver Broncos found themselves a great player at center in Matt Paradis. As Mile High Report noted before the Super Bowl, hard work and playing tough is something Paradis prides himself in. It should be no surprise that the rising star earned the NFL's largest performance-based bonus in 2015 at $391,647.56.
The NFL has distributed its performance-based bonuses for the 2015 season: Broncos C Matt Paradis earned the largest sum at $391,647.56.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 14, 2016
He was also one of the Broncos best offensive lineman through all of 2015 and was the only Bronco to play every single offensive snap this season.
Peyton Manning was also one to sing his praise saying, "I really enjoy playing with Matt. He really reminds me a lot of Jeff Saturday."
In case you missed it, Saturday was in the front row of Manning's retirement press conference, so that is high praise indeed. Manning went on to say, "Matt is a tough guy. He is a guy you like having in front of you. You know he is going to fight for you."
With the roster in such flux, especially along the offensive line, it is comforting to know that the Broncos have a keeper snapping the ball to whoever ends up being the starting quarterback in 2016. Perhaps he is the first step towards a dominating and stable offensive line unit in the coming years, with guys like Max Garcia and Ty Sambrailo being a few more steps.