Good Morning, Broncos Country.
It is no secret — the Denver Broncos would love to re-sign veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders. However, his asking price may have just gone up with the recent contract received by Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin.
Baldwin recently inked a four-year, $46 million dollar extension, with over $24 million in guarantees that averages $11.5 million dollars per season. It is the third contract for the Seahawk playmaker and that deal, along with Allen Hurns deal earlier this month have set the parameters for Sanders' potential asking price.
Sanders, like Baldwin, was seeking his third NFL contract. Several years ago, the Broncos signed Sanders to a three-year deal worth $15 million dollars, but that sort of discount won't be happening this time around.
Without question, he has been a steady contributor in his first two seasons with Denver and has shown time and time again his penchant for making big plays and unbelievable catches that help the Broncos win ball games.
If Denver wants to get serious about re-signing the versatile receiver, his contract will have to be comparable, if not more than what Baldwin received with the Seahawks. Perhaps $12 million dollars is the magic number in the negotiation process and could get a deal done to keep Sanders a Bronco until he retires.
If not, the Broncos may need to spend a high draft selection in 2017 on a receiver to replace his services.
As always, thanks for reading and here are today's Horse Tracks.
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