Is Ryan Clady done as a Denver Bronco?
Is it fair to question if Ryan Clady's tenure in Denver is over?
After a second season-jeopardizing injury in three years, the answer might be a resounding yes.
Consider the money, first. Here's what Clady is slated to make this year -- and going forward.
Ryan Clady's $10 mil is fully guaranteed. No more guarantee after this year. Due $9.5 million in 2016; $10 million in '17. #9News #9Sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 28, 2015
That second part is key. The Broncos would find it easy to move on from Clady financially; according to Christopher Hart at Mile High Report, the team would save up to $9.5 million on next year's cap.
Hart speculates that only a major pay cut could preserve Clady's future in Denver. Otherwise, the team could use that money to attract a big-name 2016 free agent like Colorado product Nate Solder.