Originally written July 23, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
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As he heads into the final year of his rookie contract, the Broncos have reportedly offered left tackle Ryan Clady a 5 year, 50 million dollar deal extension with 28 million guaranteed, according to the Denver Post. The same source said that Clady, the 12th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, would likely reject the deal as he seeks a deal equal to or exceeding the 8 year, 92 million dollar deal that Joe Thomas got last offseason. Clady is definitely not worth that based on his play over the past few years. Clady played pretty well as a rookie in 2008 in Mike Shanahan’s zone blocking scheme, not allowing a sack, though he did allow 7 quarterback hits, and 37 quarterback pressures, while committing 5 penalties. In the 3 years since, he’s allowed a combined 20 sacks, 11 quarterback hits, and 83 quarterback pressures, while getting penalized 27 times. Last year was his worst year, as he rated 61st out of 73 offensive tackles on ProFootballFocus. He’s probably not even worth the 50 mill...
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