Denver Broncos sign C Will Montgomery

This is another steal for the Broncos. I don’t know why Will Montgomery was cut by the Redskins, owed just 1.925 million dollars for the 2014 season. Since moving to be the Redskins’ starting center in 2011, Montgomery has started all 48 games and has graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 16th, 5th, and 15th ranked center in 2011, 2012, and 2013 respectively. He’s an above average starting center, even going into his age 31 season. I guess new Redskins’ head coach Jay Gruden was not a fan, but it’ll end up being his loss.

The Redskins’ loss is the Broncos’ gain as they add a much needed starter on the offensive line. Montgomery can slot in at center, his best position, and move Manny Ramirez, who broke out as the Broncos’ starting center last season, to guard. Montgomery can also move to guard himself. Either way, he helps replace the departed Zane Beadles at a much cheaper price. Beadles got 30 million over 5 years from the Jaguars. Montgomery’s deal is worth 1.575 million over 1 season. They got a bargain so late in free agency.

Grade: A




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