The Denver Broncos have used their franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons according to NFL Network’s Justin Simmons.
The #Broncos have also administered the franchise tag to S Justin Simmons, source said, an expected move for a big part of their defense.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2020
Simmons, 26, is a former third-round pick out of Boston College. He has developed into a star on the Broncos and has 289 total tackles, 11 interceptions and 28 passes defended in his career. In 2019, Simmons had 93 total tackles, 15 passes defended and four interceptions.
According to Over the Cap, Simmons will earn around $12.7 million this season. If the Broncos desire a long-term contract with Simmons, it must be negotiated by July 15.