“I think we should do research to see what position of guys are testing positive for Adderall. Is it offensive or defensive players? Because, obviously, if you’re on defense, it gives you an upper hand.” (Photo via BleacherReport.com)
-Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon on the current Adderall controversy.
In 2016, Okung’s base salary was worth over $5 million, and he could earn up to $8 million with incentives. After that, the Broncos had the decision to pick up the remaining four years of his contract which had about $20.5 million guaranteed.
In essence, Okung was playing on a one-year deal with very little money guaranteed thereafter.
What many around the NFL world suspected would happen, happened to Okung. According to ESPN, the Broncos informed Okung that they would not be picking up his option, making him a free agent again. Okung made $8 million last year and will not see the remaining money on his deal.
It’s unclear if Okung will be hiring an agent this time around. If not, perhaps he’s learned a lesson about negotiating contracts to guarantee more money and years on his deal, instead of leaving it entirely in the hands of the team.