DeMarcus Ware was released from the Dallas Cowboys recently, and he already has a new job with the Denver Broncos. The veteran pass rusher became one of the most wanted free agents as soon as he was let go, and the Broncos took advantage.
He has been one of the stars on a struggling Dallas Cowboys for several years, and perhaps after being added to the Broncos he will be able to make even more of a difference for them.
According to ESPN, DeMarcus Ware has reached an agreement with the Denver Broncos on a three-year, $30 million contract, which includes $20 million in guaranteed money. The deal is set to earn Ware $13 million this season, which is $250,000 more than he would have received from the Dallas Cowboys.
Ware is an aging star in the NFL, and at the age of 31, his best days may be behind him. However, he may be able to make a difference for the Broncos in his last few seasons in the NFL. Last season, he was plagued with injury, and only had 6 recorded sacks, although he was only forced to miss 3 games after toughing it out. He had averaged 15.5 sacks per season up until then.
The power of the offense is what got the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl last season, but perhaps their defense will receive a big boost with the addition of DeMarcus Ware, and be an even bigger threat next year. The Cowboys released Ware, their all-time leader in sacks, in order to save $7.4 million against the salary cap.
In addition to DeMarcus Ware being released, Julius Peppers was also released from the Chicago Bears, and as one of the top free agents on defense, it will be interesting to see who ends up signing the veteran defensive end.
Ware had spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys after being drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft. The all-star pass rusher recorded 117 sacks in nine seasons.
Demarcus Ware and Miles Austin released at The Cowboys. Broncos give Ware 30 million for three years today. Nice move Jerry NOT!Elwaysaysthx
— Rickey Sullivan (@Rickey_Sullivan) March 12, 2014
— Jared Washington (@JChavWash22) March 12, 2014
DeMarcus Ware had a lackluster season in 2013 due to injury, but was selected to the Pro Bowl every year from 2006 until 2012. Will he be able to make the Pro Bowl again, and be a star with the Broncos?
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