Justin Simmons of the Broncos said he had approached the free agency this week with the belief that the Broncos wanted him in 2021 and the team was moving to make sure he was sticking.
According to numerous reports, the Broncos use Simmons’ franchise label on Friday. This is the second consecutive year in which the Broncos have marked Simmons, who is №4 on PFT’s list of best free agents for this year.
Since Simmons played last season, he will be in line for a 20% salary increase. That would earn him $ 13.729 million if he doesn’t sign a long-term deal with the team.
Broncos general manager George Patton said this week that such a deal is the team’s goal and both sides will have until July 15 to kill one.