Report: Rodgers-Cromartie rejected huge deal from Broncos

Before the Broncos handed Aqib Talib a six-year, $57 million contract, they reportedly wanted to back up the Brinks truck to retain their own cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

He wasn’t interested.

A source tells Profootballtalk.com that Rodgers-Cromartie rejected a deal believed to be worth $54 million over six years. Specifics of the proposed pact, such as guaranteed money, weren’t mentioned, but it likely would have been in the same range as Talib’s $26 million in guarantees.

The Broncos then turned their attention to Darrelle Revis, who’d similarly rebuff them to sign a one-year, $12 million deal with the Patriots. Talib was, in fact, their third choice.

As for Rodgers-Cromartie, he remains on the open market, twisting in the wind as the top corner available. Though he’s still in his prime — he’ll turn 28-years-old next month — Rodgers-Cromartie’s market is barren, with nary a free agent visit scheduled. His seemingly gargantuan financial demands won’t do anything to help his stock, either.

Zack Kelberman
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  • Alias

    Rodgers-Cromartie, its not all about the money. You will wish to be a Bronco come next February

    • Tom Hanson

      He watched the super bowl to and saw the real broncos!!!!

      • Curtis Moody

        Yea cuz he really helped there didn’t he

  • Kevin Flinn

    Terrible choice by DRC, he’ll end up signing a cheaper contract for a team that’ll probably miss the playoffs. Pretty sure he’s gonna regret this for awhile.

    • Curtis Moody

      Crap he’ll end up a raider lol

    • nate lew

      Maybe he wants his legacy to go beyond 2014? Broncos will be a dumpster fire following this year. Could be starting now, we all saw how the dream team worked out and hey, its Peyton’s 63rd birthday this month!

  • Robert Garrett

    hes headed to kc