The Denver Broncos announced Sunday night that they have come to new terms with their punter Britton Colquitt. The terms of the deal is essentially four years, $13 million. There will also be incentives for the punter, worth up to $1.2 million.
Colquitt was set to make $1.33 million as a restricted free agent in 2013-2014. Basically, the deal can be broke down to as a three-year extension worth $11.7 million. That may not seem like a lot comparatively to other positions, but the three-year extension will average at an annual $3.9 million per year, which would be the highest paid of any punter. The highest yearly salary for a punter prior to Britton Colquitt was actually his brother Dustin Colquitt. Dustin signed five-year contract at $3.75 million with division rival, the Kansas City Chiefs
Britton Colquitt is certainly deserving of the pay raise. Since starting his career for the team in 2010, Colquitt has performed as one of the best punters in the game. Colquitt has the ability to boom the ball when needed. However, he can pin back teams deep near their goal line. Many punters are feast or famine with power and accuracy, but Colquitt is one of the few that does both very well.