Report: McGlinchey agrees massive five-year Broncos deal originally appeared nbc sports birea
the writing’s on the wall for Mike McGlinchey’s reported exit to the 49ers has become a reality.
The longtime San Francisco offensive lineman agreed to a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos on Monday worth $87.5 million, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source. Per Raporeport, more than $50 million of this is guaranteed.
After five seasons with the 49ers, the first round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft was set for a big pay day as one of the most lucrative veteran right tackles in free agency this offseason. While McGlinchey expressed a desire to re-sign with the 49ers after the team’s loss in the NFC Championship Game, it was clear that he would likely out of their price range – and the 28-year-old also said won’t be an “idiot” about The contract value that he will eventually agree to.
“A life-changing funding opportunity for my family, it’s certainly a factor that needs to be weighed for this decision,” McGlinchey said in early February. “It’s not the only factor but, yeah…”
McGlinchey started all 69 regular-season games and six postseason games in which he appeared with the 49ers, sometimes facing criticism from fans But always provide a steady presence along the offensive line. General manager John Lynch said at a recent NFL Scouting Combine that McGlinchey did a lot to earn a lucrative contract with the 49ers, despite what he labeled a “bad Twitter clip”.
Lynch said, “He’s a really good football player.” The elite guys — the Len Johnsons of the world — he’s right behind them, in my mind.”
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McGlinchey with the Broncos has a reported $17.5 million average annual value, which ranks him eighth among all NFL right tackles.
And now, in Denver, McGlinchey will have his chance to prove he’s worth the money protecting quarterback Russell Wilson.