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Broncos sign tackle Garett Bolles to four-year extension

The once maligned left tackle has completely turned things around in 2020. So much so that the Denver Broncos have locked him down for another four years.

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Back on May 1st, the Denver Broncos declined to pick up the fifth-year option for Garett Bolles after the former 2017 first-round pick was among the league’s most penalized player in every year he played in the league. Many on the outside assumed that if Mike Munchak couldn’t fix Bolles’ penalty issues then no one could.

All Munchak needed, however, was more time. Ten games into the 2020 season and it is clear that Garett Bolles was earning an extension or a big paycheck come free agent time in March. He got that extension. According to Mike Klis of 9News, Bolles has signed a four-year $68 million extension that will pay him a $17 million per year annual average that will put him among the highest paid left tackles in the NFL.

Many of us at Mile High Report have been critical of Bolles’ play and rightfully so as his tape was bad and his mental mistakes were bad. There has been little of that since the season started, because he’s be really good.

“I’ve had rocky years here and my goal is just to be a consistent player that Mr. Elway and this organization can count on for many years,” Bolles said earlier this week. “I want to be here for a long time — I love the city, I love this fan base, my teammates, I love everything about [it] here, and I just want to win.”

I’ve been a Broncos fan for a long, long time and I cannot think of a player who was a maligned and hammered for it with that first-round bust, but then seen that flipped switched like it has for Bolles. He has been a terror in 2020 and that four-year deal is just what the young Broncos offense needs for their long-term development.


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