DENVER -- The Broncos don't reach Super Bowl 50 without kicker Brandon McManus. For the past two seasons, he has been arguably their most reliable offensive weapon.
Monday, hours before the season opener, the Broncos rewarded McManus with a four-year deal through 2020. The deal guarantees McManus $6 million, placing him among the top-paid kickers in the game.
"Brandon's made a lot of big kicks & is an important weapon for our team!" tweeted general manager John Elway.
The contract adds $11.25 million over three seasons beginning in 2018.
McManus has made 68 of 82 kicks since joining the team in 2014. He is 59-for-69 over the last two seasons, while converting 8 of 13 attempts over 50 yards during this stretch. McManus' standing among the team is well-known. He is a team leader, and was recently voted a special teams captain. He did not miss a kick in the preseason.
Upon agreeing to his new deal, McManus, who brings a unique vibe to Twitter, posted, "3 more years!!! #broncoscountry #return of BMAC." The post include a link to the "Return of The Mack" jam.
The Broncos added nose tackle Tyrique Jarrett to the active roster. Cut over the weekend, Kyle Peko rejoined the Broncos' practice squad. ... The Broncos are 16-1 in their last 17 home openers.