Broncos reach agreement with OT Ja’Wuan James, four-year deal

Dec 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James (70) prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos are making waves in free agency, coming to terms with their second big name in offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James on Monday.

The reported deal, first by ESPN’s Adam Schefter is expected to be four-years, $52 million with $32 million guaranteed. He will become the highest paid-per-year right tackle in the NFL.

Denver had a big hole at right tackle and now it’s plugged with the large 6-6 317 lb tackle in James. The 26-year old has started 62 games and was a premier name on the market at the offensive line.

Pro Football Focus graded out James at a 67.3 pass block and 69.1 run block.

The Miami Dolphins selected James in the first round (19th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft and became the franchise cornerstone for the entirety of his rookie contract after the Dolphins picked up his fifth-year option in 2017 for the 2018 season. James started 15 games in 2018, missing one game due to a knee injury.