Broncos WR Tim Patrick agrees $30 million extension
Englewood, Colo. — A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that wide receiver Tim Patrick and Denver Broncos have agreed a three-year, $30 million extension with $18.5 million in guarantees.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal won’t be signed until Saturday.
Patrick went without drafting from Utah and was cut by the Ravens, 49ers and Broncos before catching up with him in Denver in 2018.
In the past year, he’s really starting to make his mark as the team’s most reliable receiver, appearing on a roster that includes high-draft picks Jerry Goody, KJ Humler, Cortland Sutton to wide receptions, Noah Fant and Albert Okwijpunam at a court finish.
Over the past two seasons, Patrick has had 88 passes for 1,265 yards and 10 touchdowns in 25 games without any drops or confusion.
Despite being very reliable, Patrick’s play still surprised people, and he knows exactly why.
“Unpolished,” Patrick said back in September. “I would never be seen as that guy just because I wasn’t recruited, so they think my roof isn’t that high. But I’m a different kind of unpolished guy so my roof is too high.”
Patrick feels he was probably the only person who knew what heights he could reach in the NFL when he was snapped by the Ravens, the 49ers and even initially by the Broncos in 2017 when he was a rookie.
“In college, I think almost every defense I played had all of their playbook crafted, and I’m all of their bad streaks, so I always had the confidence that I just needed a chance,” Patrick said.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh swore he could see Patrick’s potential when the Ravens took a chance on the raw receiver who missed more games (17) in college due to injuries than he started (14).
“I really liked him. He was one of my favorite guys at camp that year,” Harbaugh said before the Ravens game in Denver last month.
The crows had other needs and Patrick had to find another opportunity.
“But it’s everything you thought it could be: He’s a big bodied guy who really showed up on special teams first,” Harbaugh said. “That’s where I saw what he was all about and this character as a player moved on to as a broad future.
“I mean, he’s a big, strong guy. He runs the roads really well. He makes a lot of contested catches, which is a heck of a trolling blocker.”
While this did not lead to fame, it did to wealth.
Patrick has been playing this season on a one-year contract worth $3,384,000 having raised a total of $1,665,000 in his first three seasons in Denver, and was due to hit free agency next year, but he won’t now have to take a big bonus. To stay. in Denver
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