ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos have signed offensive lineman Graham Glasgow to a four-year, $44MM contract, which includes $26MM in guarantees. Glasgow has been a valuable starter on the interior of the Lions offensive line since he was drafted in 2016. Detroit will now have to replace one of their most consistent contributors.
Glasgow has played both guard spots and at center during his tenure in Motown, but primarily lined up at right guard last season (in 788 of his 872 snaps, per Pro Football Focus). The $11MM annual value of Glasgow’s contract would rank just outside the top-five for the right guard position, just behind Trai Turner and tied with Gabe Jackson. According to PFF’s player grades, Glasgow ranked as the 12th best guard out of the 80 players who qualified last season.
Following the news, Mike Klis of 9News added that Glasgow was team president John Elway‘s top offensive line target. Glasgow had been heavily tied to the Jets prior to the start of free agency, but Gang Green will have to look for another option to reinforce their line.