Name: Brandon McManus
Height: 6'3" Weight: 202lbs
Age: 25 Experience: 3rd Season
Brandon McManus has had a bit of a bumpy start to his career. He went undrafted in the 2013 draft, the Indianapolis Colts picked him only to waive him before the start of the season.
McManus then played the preseason of 2014 with the New York Giants before they traded him to your Denver Broncos as the Broncos were letting go of Matt Prater's services due to his off the field issues.
The interesting story there was that the Broncos also signed Connor Barth, waived McManus, then resigned him as their kickoff specialist. His big leg was a big deal to the team for kickoffs, but his accuracy left much to be desired.
Going into 2015, Broncos Country weren't sold on McManus' ability, but to his credit he was consistent and obviously to my eyes figured out how his swing needed to work on the NFL field.
McManus has a big-time NFL leg and is one of 3 NFL kickers to hit multiple field goals of 56 or more yards in the same game. He ended the 2015 season with 7 field goals of over 50 yards. His kickoff average is also in the top half of the league.
McManus also is very accurate as he only missed 5 field goal attempts (3 from 40-49, 2 of 50+) out of 35 attempts.
McManus has yet to get to help his team get an onside kick recovery in 3 attempts.
He really needs to clean that up.
McManus is in my mind the safest guy on the Denver Bronco 2016 roster. The team believes in him after he really upped his play for them by going back to his roots with his kicking step and swing. With a shaky looking offense and a dominating defense, McManus' is in all likelihood going to be a big part of the 2016 scoring for the team.