Broncos Country had reason to celebrate, now they have even more.
John Elway and the Denver Broncos announced on Monday that they have signed kicker Brandon McManus to a three-year contract extension, securing his services through the 2020 season. The three-year extension is on top of this year.
We've agreed to terms with Brandon McManus on a new four-year deal. Brandon's made a lot of big kicks & is an important weapon for our team! pic.twitter.com/dgPq6QYhF0— John Elway (@johnelway) September 11, 2017
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, McManus signed the deal worth $11.254 million, $6 million of it guaranteed. McManus becomes the the fourth-highest paid kicker in the NFL. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted the total guarantee in the three-year extension is $8.25 million.
#Broncos K Brandon McManus signed a 3-year extension worth $11.254M, per source. $6M of it guaranteed. 4th highest paid kicker in the NFL— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2017
Through preseason, McManus has shown, yet again, how valuable he is to the organization. He was a perfect 9-for-9 on field goals in three games (he didn’t have an attempt in the Week 1 preseason game). His strong leg is also a weapon on kickoffs at home since he boots everyone through the endzone, which is huge with Denver’s defense and field position.
As Troy Renck pointed out on Twitter, McManus has been McMoney the last two seasons for the Broncos. In that time in Denver, he’s made 59 of 69 field goals. Read that again if you must because it’s damn good. McManus is 12-for-17 from 40-49 yards (70.6 percent) and 8 of 13 from 50+ (61.5 percent). He has not missed from 30-39 in the last two seasons (18-for-18).
The good news is the Broncos reward a key piece to the organization and keep him on the roster through the 2020 season in the process.