Broncos DL Derek Wolfe addresses his upcoming free agency
Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe ended the 2019 campaign on the injured reserve list due to a due to a dislocated elbow, but before getting hurt, Wolfe was on his way to having the best season of his career at a perfect time.
In 12 games, Wolfe tallied 34 tackles, seven sacks and a forced fumble, setting him up pretty well for his upcoming free agency this offseason.
But Wolfe, who just completed a four-year, $36.7 million deal, isn’t concerned about making a huge payday and only wants what he deserves.
“It’s about being fair, that’s what it’s about,” Wolfe said at the conclusion of the season, per Jon Heath of Broncos Wire. “I’m not trying to break the bank anywhere. If I have to go somewhere else, I’m not trying to break the bank there either. It’s all about what’s fair. I’m not trying to be top of the market and I’m not trying to be bottom of the market either.”
Wolfe added that he prefers to re-sign with the Broncos, but also understands that it may not necessarily be in the cards.
“I want to retire here, but I also don’t want to seem desperate,” Wolfe said. “It’s one of those things where I’ve said it so many times before, this is a business.”
The 29-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Cincinnati, was originally selected by Denver in the second round (36th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
He has spent his entire eight-year NFL career in the Mile High City, helping deliver a Super Bowl title during the 2015-16 campaign.