The Denver Broncos have extended fullback Andy Janovich through the 2022 season and have made him the third-highest paid fullback in the NFL. Janovich won’t be heading to free agency in 2020 after all.
Janovich, 26, was selected in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft and has been a fan favorite since day one.
“Since he was drafted back in 2016, Andy has developed into one of the best fullbacks in the league,” Elway said via the team’s press release. “He’s exactly what you look for in a fullback—tough, reliable and a versatile part of not only the offense but also our special teams. It’s nice to see how Andy’s hard work has paid off, and we look forward to his continued impact on the Broncos.”
The two highest paid fullbacks Kyle Juszczyk of the 49ers and PAtrick DiMarco of the Bills early $5.25 million and $2.1 million per year respectively. Janovich’s contract comes in slightly under that according to Ian Rapport. The three-year extension is worth $5.7 million and averages $1.9 million a year with a signing bonus of 1.35 million.
Upon returning from an injury suffered in training camp, Janovich has helped to completely transform the Broncos offense. Phillip Lindsay made sure to give Janovich a shout out for the biggest run of the game that helped seal the Broncos victory over the Los Angeles Chargers last week.
“I want to give a shout out to Jano because one, having him back is just—it’s like night and day,” Lindsay said. “That’s like me and him are married together. He does a lot for us. He makes a lot of things go in this offense and he’s a fixer. When he sealed that linebacker and there was a hole there, it just made things a lot easier.”
It’s good to know that the Broncos will have an outstanding player at fullback for the foreseeable future.
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