Here's Why the Demar Dotson Contract is a Steal for Broncos

Max Staley
Demar Dotson's contract was a flat-out steal for the Broncos.
Demar Dotson's contract was a flat-out steal for the Broncos. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
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The Denver Broncos' offense was dealt a tough blow when Ja'Wuan James opted out of the 2020 season. But John Elway, who just can't seem to miss this offseason, stepped in and made an excellent deal. He signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers right tackle Demar Dotson to a one-year deal.

Dotson is an under-the-radar veteran who will make an impact from day one, yet Denver is only paying him about $3 million. That's an absolute steal.

Though he'll turn 35 years old midway through the 2020 season, age shouldn't be too much of a concern for Denver. Dotson was excellent last year despite his advanced age, receiving a 71.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus (PFF).

He's obviously not a long-term solution, but the 28-year-old James will be back on the books next season, so the Broncos don't need him to be.

Denver just needs Dotson to be better than Elijah Wilkinson, who filled in for the injured James in 2019. Wilkinson received a 59.6 grade from PFF, a number Dotson has beaten every year of his NFL career since he entered the league in 2009.

Considering they're only paying him about $3 million, this looks like yet another shrewd move from Elway.


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