Source – Denver Broncos, top WR Courtland Sutton agree to four-year extension worth just under $61 million
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Dancer broncos continue their stretch on the contract front on Monday.
As players reported back from the team’s bye week, the Broncos secured a wide receiver Courtland Sutton for a four-year extension worth just under $61 million, according to multiple sources with the group.
Sources say Sutton’s deal includes $34.9 million in guarantees and will give the fourth-year veteran $18 million in the first year of the deal. Sutton is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old has missed all but two games in 2020 with a torn ACL and has returned to lead the Broncos in visits (43) and pitches (617) this season. The Broncos have also signed a wide receiver Tim Patrick for a three-year, $30 million deal last weekend.
It’s all in line with general manager George Paton’s pledge earlier this year to retain the team’s free agents whenever possible. Since March, the Broncos have signed safely Justin Simmons, end of defense Shelby Harris, Patrick and Sutton for multi-year transactions.
The Broncos are still poised to have plenty of room to cap wages in the upcoming season – some projections place them in the top four of the predicted available space – and already have 11 draft picks. Linebacker Alexander Johnson, reverse angle Bryce Callahan, run again Melvin Gordon III and midfielder Teddy Bridgewater will be one of their most notable free agents.
News of Sutton’s renewal was first reported by NFL Network.