The N.Y. Jets have traded for Left Tackle Ryan Clady, (6’6″, 315), 30 years of age from the Denver Broncos.
A former four-time Pro Bowl player and two-time All-Pro who didn’t play in 2015 due to an ACL injury is now a Jet.
The Jets sent their fifth-round draft pick (No. 157 overall) to the Broncos and receive the Broncos’ seventh-round choice (No. 235) Now the teams second 7th round pick.
Clady was a first round, 12th overall pick of the Denver Broncos in 2008′ NFL Draft.
The last three years Clady started in 17 of Broncos’ 49 games. He suffered a Lisfranc foot injury against the Giants in Game 2 of the ’13 season and a torn ACL during OTAs a year ago that cost him his 2015 season.
Clady essentially has a one-year deal with a team option for 2017. He will earn $6 million in base pay in 2016, with $3 million of that guaranteed, plus incentives that can bring his total 2016 earnings to $7.5 million.
In 2017, Clady can make $10 million in base pay, and up to $13 million total, including incentives.
Clady’s 2016 cap hit will be between $6 million to $7.5 million (depending on incentives).
Per overthecap.com, under the terms of his former deal with the Broncos, Clady was set to earn $9.5 million this year and $10 million in 2017, with nothing guaranteed.
New York born and bred, James is a decades long New York Jets Fan and writer dating back to their Superbowl days. A frequent guest on sports talk shows James is the host of OneJetDrive on Blogtalk radio, OneJetDrive Facebook Group and page As well as mixlr. A former U.S. Marine. Semper Fi.