After listening to other offers, Broncos linebacker Josey Jewell agreed to a 2-year deal worth $11 Million to return to Denver.
The 4-year vet was off to a great start to the 2021 season before tearing a pectoral muscle Week 2 in Jacksonville.
Re-signing their own players has been a priority for Broncos GM George Paton, who since Day 1 on the job identified “core players” they wanted to build around.
While this isn’t a long-term deal, the move provides stability in the middle of the defense for a 1st year Defensive Coordinator, Ejiro Evero.
Jewell has been well regarded inside the halls of UCHealth Training Center since he was drafted in the 4th round in 2018.
After 12 starts in his first 2 seasons, The Broncos thought enough of “The Outlaw” to move on from leading tackler Todd Davis. Jewell started all 16 games in 2020, amassing 113 tackles. He has 217 tackles in his career and 3.5 sacks.
Because he’s already in Denver’s roster he can sign his new contract immediately and does not have to wait for the start of the new league year, Wednesday.