The Denver Broncos struggled to a 7-9 record in 2019, but there are signs to be optimistic heading in 2020. Quarterback Drew Lock will have some key reinforcements from the draft and free agency to work with, and the defense should improve with the return of Bradley Chubb.
However, GM John Elway has made some very savvy moves in recent years which are worth highlighting. Here are the three best contracts on the Broncos' current roster.
1. Phillip Lindsay, RB
In just two years, Phillip Lindsay has gone from an undrafted free agent to one of the best running backs in football. Lindsay has posted back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 rushing yards, the first undrafted player in history to do so. His three-year rookie contract comes in at just $750,000 per year and expires in 2021. Rival scouts are still kicking themselves for missing out on Lindsay, who did have a record-breaking career at the University of Colorado before signing in Denver.
2. Courtland Sutton, WR
After being taken in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Courtland Sutton has arguably become the best wide receiver from that class over two years in Denver. With 704 receiving yards in his rookie season and 1,112 last year, he's quickly become the favorite target of whichever quarterback is starting for Denver. Sutton has already accumulated 124 career receptions and scored 11 total touchdowns. On the financial side, Sutton's four-year, $6.8 million rookie deal is now one of the best contracts in football.
3. Dalton Risner, G
Another great second-round pick, this time in 2019, Dalton Risner has already cemented his spot as Denver's starting left guard. In a time when offensive line talent is at a premium, Risner's four-year, $7.1 million contract feels like an absolute steal. Coming out of Kansas State, Risner has impressed quickly, starting all 16 games and committing zero holding penalties in 2019. The Broncos seem to have found one of the league's next top lineman.
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