With the NFL’s new league year quickly approaching, John Elway made good on what he said at the NFL Combine to pick up the contract options for Todd Davis, Von Miller, and Brandon McManus. Ron Leary’s contract option was not picked up, per the Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala.
As 1st reported by @ryanohalloran, the Broncos have officially exercised the 2020 contract options for Von Miller (guarantees $6M of his salary), Todd Davis ($500K) and Brandon McManus ($1M), sources confirmed.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 13, 2020
They did not, as expected, exercise Ron Leary's option.
None of these moves should come as a surprise. It remains to be seen what the plan is for Davis. 9News’ Troy Renck reported that Vic Fangio expressed a desire to upgrade at linebacker. If the Broncos decide later this offseason to trade or cut Davis, it would cost at least $1 million against the salary cap.
There has also been reports that the Broncos plan to use a 2nd round RFA tender to retain Elijah Wilkinson, but nothing official just yet.