Broncos pick up fifth-year option of two-time Pro Bowl CB Patrick Surtain II, report says

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A busy week just got even busier for the Denver Broncos. A day after unveiling their new uniforms and trading for quarterback Zach Wilson, the Broncos picked up the fifth-year option of Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Surtain II, according to ESPN.

Surtain’s fifth-year option will pay him an estimated $19.802 million for the 2025 season, according to Over The Cap. It’s also possible that Surtain and the Broncos can come to terms on a long-term contract sometime next year.

The ninth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Surtain started 49 of his 50 games for the Broncos. He caught four passes as a rookie before being named an All-Pro in 2022. Surtain was rated a Pro Bowler for a second straight year in 2023.

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It’s clear that Surtain has become one of the biggest faces in the Broncos organization. He was featured in the team’s classic Denver uniforms video release with former linebacker and 2024 Hall of Fame inductee Randy Gradishar. Shortly after that video surfaced, cornerback Levi Wallace, who signed with the Broncos on Monday, mentioned Surtain as one of the reasons he wanted to come to Denver.

When asked about Surtain’s future status in Denver earlier this offseason, Broncos general manager George Paton made it clear the team didn’t want its star defensive back to go anywhere.

“We’re all big fans of Pat,” Paton said at the time via ESPN. “We want Pat to be here for a long time, but I’m not ready to make a statement on anything going forward.”



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