Broncos, Kuper agree to five-year extension
The Denver Broncos and right guard Chris Kuper have agreed to a five-year extension worth $25.5 million, per Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Kuper, who will play this year for his $2.521 million tender as a restricted free agent, will be a Bronco through the 2015 season. Over the next six seasons, Kuper has $13.021 in guaranteed money.
“We are extremely excited about the extension of Chris Kuper’s contract and the fact that he will be a Bronco for a long time,” Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said (via the National Football Post). “He exemplifies the qualities that we look for in our players both on and off the field. We look forward to his continued leadership and toughness in our efforts to build a championship caliber team.”
"The fact that the Broncos are putting this much trust in me is an incredible feeling," Kuper said. "It is a dream come true."
Kuper, who was the team's fifth-round draft pick in 2006, becomes the second-highest paid offensive lineman in team history, on a per-season basis, behind former left tackle Matt Lepsis.