Broncos agrees to $60 million extension with Sutton
Englewood, Colo. — A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press that Denver Broncos and wide receiver Cortland Sutton have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth more than $60 million with a $35 million guarantee.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the extension being completed, confirmed the deal first reported by the NFL Network.
Sutton’s extension comes two days after wide receiver Tim Patrick signed a three-year, $30 million extension with $18.5 million in guarantees.
Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, or any other veteran quarterback who might set their sights on Denver in the off-season will see the Broncos have their top four receivers – Patrick, Sutton, 2020 number one Jerry Judy, and second-placed KJ Humler for 2020 – under contract. For several more seasons.
Sutton, the 2018 second-round draft pick for Denver from SMU, has 43 catches for 617 yards and two TDs on his comeback this season from a tattered ACL that has kept him sidelined for nearly all of 2020.
Sutton had a Pro Bowl year in 2019, when he had 72 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns.
Sutton and Patrick are first and second, respectively, in receiving yards from the Broncos (5-5), who host the Los Angeles Chargers (6-4) on Sunday.
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