According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has signed his one-year, $2.8 million dollar tender with the Broncos.
The last unsigned RFA, Brandon McManus, just signed his one-year $2.8M tender with Broncos, per source. A long-term deal still possible.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 14, 2017
As Schefter notes, a long-term deal between McManus and the Broncos is still possible, but this is an important first step in that process.
Back in May, McManus said that “there was no rush” to sign his tender and that he has until June 15th to get something done with the Broncos.
"There’s really no rush for me to sign the tender because it could go through June 15," McManus said. "I’d love to be here as long as I can and be on a long-term deal here that gives me security. I love Denver. I love the fan base here. I would love to be here four more years so why not see what I can do?"
Well with June 15th being tomorrow, McManus had to make a decision and now he has. Clearly, he is eyeing a four-year extension from his comments in that quote above, but that long-term deal has yet to happen.
McManus has been the Broncos kicker for the past three seasons and is coming off two seasons that saw him make a little over 85% of his kicks. He also played an important role for the Broncos during their 2015 playoff run/Super Bowl run. McManus has a career 82.9% field goal percentage for the Broncos and has a career long 57-yard field goal as well. He also has made 98.2% of his PAT kicks during his career as well.
After a rough start with the Broncos in 2014, he has become a much more consistent kicker for the Broncos and has come up clutch more than once for them as well.
Hopefully, both sides can agree on a long-term deal here soon that keeps the strong-legged McManus in a Broncos uniform for years to come.