One of the best safeties in the league just cashed in.
The Denver Broncos signed star safety Justin Simmons to a four-year, $61 million deal with $35 million in guarantees, per KOA Colorado. The deal makes Simmons the league's highest-paid safety.
Breaking:— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 19, 2021
Per source: #Broncos are getting close to re-signing safety Justin Simmons, not done yet but will be.
4-year, $61 million dollar deal with $35 million in guarantees.
Long time coming for All-Pro/Pro Bowler.@KOAColorado @jsimms1119
(Broncos aren't done, either) pic.twitter.com/aQJ07fXEkd
Simmons was originally franchise tagged by the Broncos but the two sides were able to come to an agreement before the negotiation deadline passed.
The 27-year-old Simmons has been one of the few bright spots for a struggling Broncos team recently.
Over his past three seasons, Simmons has been fantastic. He hasn't missed a game and has recorded 12 interceptions and 286 combined tackle.
Thanks to his 6-foot-2 frame and smart instincts, Simmons is known for his physical play, run and pass versatility and ball-hawking abilities while patrolling the backend. Since 2019, Simmons is PFF's top-rated safety with a 90.5 grade.
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