The Broncos have reworked the contract of one of their starting offensive linemen. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, guard Graham Glasgow has agreed to restructure his contract to lower his 2022 base salary.
The move sees Glasgow’s base salary drop from $8.4MM to $3.1MM. However, there is the possibility the 29-year-old can earn $1.4MM of that back through playing-time incentives. While the $3.1MM salary is a steep cut from its original figure, it is fully guaranteed.
Glasgow was originally drafted in the third round in 2016 by the Lions, where he spent the first four years of his career. Continuing as a full-time starter with the Broncos, he has played two years in Denver, but has been out of the lineup since Week 9 and finished the year on IR due to a broken leg.
Without the veteran blocker, the Broncos relied on third-round rookie Quinn Meinerz as their starting right guard for the rest of the season. Between the Division III standout and left guard Dalton Risner, a healthy Glasgow would give the Broncos quality options at both guard positions moving forward.
Glasgow originally signed a four-year, $44MM deal in 2020. His base salary is set to jump back up to $9.4MM in 2023, with a cap hit of $14MM for that season.