According to Mike Klis of 9News, a high-ranking source has revealed that the Denver Broncos will exercise the fifth-year option for Bradley Roby at a cost of $8.526M. That will be quite the raise in pay from the $1.368M he will make this season.
The guarantee is only for injury, however, and the full salary does not become fully guaranteed until the first day of the league in 2018. The Broncos have been a bit of a mixed bag on these fifth year options, sometimes picking them up and sometimes letting their former first rounder walk as they did with Sylvester Williams this season.
Bradley Roby has been a solid number three cornerback, but he did have a bit of a down season in 2016, which is likely why this fifth-year option was in doubt. To be fair, he is also targeted more than anyone else on the roster due to the secondary having the two best cornerbacks in the NFL right now in Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib.
Roby has a nose for the end zone with three defensive touchdowns over the last two seasons, with two coming last year on interception returns. Those big play tendencies may have helped John Elway and the Broncos decide there is still something there worth keeping around at a much higher salary.
It will be interesting to see how Roby responds to the Broncos new commitment.
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