Connect with us


If #Broncos can trade Ryan Clady they can pay Kaepernick with no problem; #Titans should call

Broncos are expected to shop LT Ryan Clady

Broncos need to trade Ryan Clady

Ryan Clady signed a 5 year, $52,500,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,500,000. In 2016, Clady will earn a base salary of $9,500,000. Clady has a cap hit of $10,100,000 while his dead money value is $1,200,000, so cutting him is not an option.

The good thing is Clady still has two years left on his contract, as well as 2018 as a UFA year.  This means the team could trade Clady to someone and get some compensation back as well as freeing up cap space. If Clady is traded the team would free up 8.9 million dollars in cap space.

So if the team was able to trade for Colin Kaepernick they would be able to pay him the money he is due.  The problem is the Broncos would lose their starting left tackle. The good news is the team just signed former Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung to a deal.

Clady played college football for Boise State University, and earned consensus All-American honors. The Denver Broncos chose Clady in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and he has been selected for the Pro Bowl four times. If you are in need of an offensive lineman, why wouldn’t you trade for Clady?  I would be on the phone if I was a GM. He is only scheduled to make 10.5 million for the next couple years, which would be a steal.  Especially when Cordy Glenn was just signed to a Franchise tag that was 13 million. 

Imagine if the Titans traded for Clady which allowed them to trade down and pick up more picks. The team would get a Pro Bowl caliber left tackle to protect their former first round pick in Marcus Mariota, and they can then stay put or trade out of the pick to pick up more talent.  If I was the Titans I would trade for Clady and then draft Jalen Ramsey with the first overall pick.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

RSS NFL Draft Diamonds

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Marshaun Cameron Colorado State Podcast Marshaun Cameron Colorado State Podcast

The Slightly Personal Podcast: Marshaun Cameron, CB, Colorado State University

On the very first podcast of Christopher Dicerbo’s Slightly Personal Podcast, Chris is joined...

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Caleb Carter, LB, Southern University

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Caleb Carter. Together we...

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Isaiah Likely. Together we...

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Isaiah Chambers, DE/OLB, McNeese State

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Isaiah Chambers. Together we...

More in AFC