The Denver Broncos signed linebacker Brandon Marshall to a four-year extension on Tuesday, and according to 9NEWS Denver's Mike Kils, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders could be next.
According to Klis, the Broncos and Sanders have recently exchanged proposals on a potential deal between the two sides.
Next for Broncos: WR Emmanuel Sanders extension. Two sides have recently exchanged proposals. We'll see. #9news— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) June 15, 2016
Klis doesn't give any details on the proposal, but Mile High Sports radio's Eric Goodman tweeted out some details late Wednesday evening.
According to Goodman, Sanders is seeking a four-year deal worth roughly $12 million dollars per season. Now the guaranteed money is always the sticking point in these deals, and according to Goodman, Sanders is seeking $24 million guaranteed money(not fully) in his next deal, but will settle for $21 million guaranteed.
ICYMI: Source close to #Broncos Sanders negotiations...Sanders seeking 4 years, $48M w/$24M guaranteed (not fully)— Eric Goodman (@EricGoodman) June 15, 2016
The Denver Posts Troy Renck talked to Sanders earlier today and he told Renck that he remains "hopeful" that a new deal will get done, but had no update on the current negotiations
Sanders is entering the final year of a three-year deal he signed with the Broncos back in 2014. That deal was a pretty team friendly deal for the Broncos and Sanders has since greatly overachieved that contract.
In his two seasons with the Denver Broncos, Sanders has totaled 177 receptions for 2,539 yards, and 15 touchdowns. He also has added 23 postseason receptions for 276 yards for the Broncos.
So Sanders deserves a big next contract, especially since he took less in the first place to join "wide receiver heaven" in Denver back in 2014.
It will be interesting to see if John Elway and the Broncos will put this much money into the wide receiver position when many believe they will mostly be a running team in 2016.
Get this done Elway, the Broncos need to do this.