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Broncos will wait until after the draft to decide on Garett Bolles’ fifth-year option

The Denver Broncos intend to wait until after the 2020 NFL Draft on a decision over Garett Bolles’ future in Denver.

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John Elway let it be known that the Denver Broncos have not decided on the fifth-year option for Garett Bolles yet. They will wait until after the 2020 NFL Draft on that decision.

Bolles, who turns 28 this year, has had a tough start to his NFL career leading the NFL in holding penalties in each of his first three seasons. People often point to the number of penalties accepted as a reason to excuse the issue, but there hasn’t been much improvement. He often gets penalties in bunches, so every time he has a streak of no calls it gives people hope.

He had 12 total penalties in 2017 (7 holding), 10 total penalties in 2018 (7 holding), and 10 total penalties in 2019 (6 holding). If you are looking for consistency, Bolles is your man when it comes to total penalties and holding penalties.

2020 may very well be his last shot to prove to the Broncos and other NFL teams that he has a future in the NFL.


Should the Broncos commit to Bolles through the 2021 season by picking up his option?

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  • 21%
    Yes, regardless of the draft
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  • 38%
    Yes, but only if they miss out on OT in draft
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