Broncos sign punter Britton Colquitt to a 3-year extension
There aren’t many questions in Denver and now there are even less as the Broncos extended punter Britton Colquitt’s contract.
According to the Associated Press, Colquitt and the Broncos reached an extension through 2016 this afternoon.
Colquitt was signed by the Broncos in 2009 from Tennessee where he averaged 42.6 yards and was a two-time All SEC Selection.
The punter quickly made an impact in Denver and is currently the franchise leader in net punting average and in career gross yards. Colquitt also helped the Broncos into the playoffs last season ranking third in the NFL for yard net average at 42.1 on 27 punts and only four touchbacks.
The Denver Post is reporting that the Broncos locked up their franchise leader with a 3-year deal worth $11.7 million and an annual average of $3.9 million, which will make Colquitt the highest paid punter in the NFL.
With the signing of Colquitt and the exception of Von Miller who was suspended, not many immediate questions remain for Peyton Manning and the Broncos, making the team a heavy favorite in the AFC this season.