The Denver Broncos have a lot of work to do in order to get back to relevance in the AFC West. And in order to make sure new quarterback Joe Flacco has the protection he needs at Mile High, the team is reportedly bringing in right tackle Ja'Wuan James, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, on a four-year deal worth a maximum of $52 million
Former Dolpins’ OT JaWuan James intends to sign a four-year, $52 million deal that includes $32 million guaranteed with the Denver Broncos, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
As Adam Schefter writes, $32 million is guaranteed. That's no small payday for the big man.
James, who was drafted 19th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Dolphins, spent the first five seasons of his career in Miami before hitting the open market. The 6-6, 318-pounder started 15 games last season, and will now reap his reward in Denver.
The Kareem Jackson and JaWuan James additions almost make up for Flacco. https://t.co/TkeA14ydCB— Zach Greubel (@ZachGreubel) March 12, 2019
John Elway may not have much time left running the front office in Denver. He needs to get things turned around this year. That all starts with having a solid foundation up front, and though it costs the team a significant sum, James has proven to be a reliable operator on the right edge.