Originally Posted by Drek
Probably not within the Broncos FO, hence why they want to re-up him now before he runs the price up.
I don't think that that is their primary motivation. It's normal to extend key guys with a year to go on their contracts. I think they'd be doing the same thing now regardless of where exactly his stock was based off of his performance last year. The numbers might change a little, but they'd still be trying to extend him now as opposed to at the end of the season when they either have to rush to sign him or franchise him.