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    I think we overpaid him. Looking at the other salaries for punters around the league, he's getting paid like a pro bowler and top 5 punter. He's not. His stats don't back up...even taking into account the short field and attempts...he's not even top in % of punts inside the 20.

    Colquitt was 27th in the league in punts attempted at 65. He got paid 2 million last season. That's roughly $31,000 per punt. He punted 3 times in the playoffs...and had a punt in the super bowl where he screwed up. Should have been inside the 20...maybe even 10 but he short legged it to the 30.

    His cap for the remainder of the contract is as follows:

    2014 - 3.25 million
    2015 - 3.75 million
    2016 - 4.00 million

    2014 salary cap will be 126.3 million...that means he will take up 2.7% of the cap in 2014.

    That means, if we paid every player what we're paying Colquitt in 2014...we'd only be able to field 37 guys on the roster.

    Upcoming season, he will be getting paid around $40,000 - $50,000 per punt depending on how many attempts he has.

    Yup. 1 punt = making more than the average American. It will take him less than 10 seconds to do so.
    Last edited by Action; 02-04-2014, 05:29 AM.

  • #2
    He was team MVP for Tebow's season, we may desperately need him after Manning hangs it up.

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    • #3
      He's definitely overpaid vs. production. Some of his numbers are inflated due to altitude. He could probably be replaced and I wouldn't mind a solid option brought in to challenge him in camp!

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      • #4
        He is a pretty bad punter. What is his cap hit if he was cut now?

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        • #5
          Cut him. Seriously. Find another punter as a UDFA or in the 7th and coach him up. That salary warrants consistent all-world performance, not mediocrity with occasional fail built in.

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          • #6
            Another great contract that could have went towards a legitimate defender like Dansby.

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            • #7
              Many said the same thing about Prater last year.
              Colquitt is fine and so is his salary. Some here are worried about the wrong thing.

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              • #8
                Look at his numbers in 2012. He was on fire. Dropping balls inside the 10 (hell with inside the 20) like no other punter. With this offense, his type isn't needed. If we are punting, we are probably closer to the 50 then our own 20. Manning might be around for only one more season and then we try a new QB. Those punts will be needed but not sure if Colquitt is going to be around.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by broncocalijohn View Post
                  Look at his numbers in 2012. He was on fire. Dropping balls inside the 10 (hell with inside the 20) like no other punter. With this offense, his type isn't needed. If we are punting, we are probably closer to the 50 then our own 20. Manning might be around for only one more season and then we try a new QB. Those punts will be needed but not sure if Colquitt is going to be around.
                  Great post

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                  • #10
                    I thought he was mostly terrible all year.

                    To add, didn't it seem like almost every Broncos opponent had great days punting against the broncos?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by broncocalijohn View Post
                      Look at his numbers in 2012. He was on fire. Dropping balls inside the 10 (hell with inside the 20) like no other punter. With this offense, his type isn't needed. If we are punting, we are probably closer to the 50 then our own 20. Manning might be around for only one more season and then we try a new QB. Those punts will be needed but not sure if Colquitt is going to be around.
                      For what he makes punting to the 30 instead of inside 10 in the biggest game of the year warrants a review on your cost vs production. As good as he was a couple years ago he was equally as bad this year.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                        Another great contract that could have went towards a legitimate defender like Dansby.
                        Sigh...so true!

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                        • #13
                          The Broncos were 27th in number of punts. I don't see the logic in having the highest paid punter in the league.

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                          • #14
                            Not a bad gig if you can get it. I'm going to have my boys start practicing their kicking.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bronco militia View Post
                              I thought he was mostly terrible all year.

                              To add, didn't it seem like almost every Broncos opponent had great days punting against the broncos?
                              It did look like his punts when called upon didnt do much. How many were high enough to force a fair catch? He degressed this year.

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