April 25, 2001
DENVER (AP) – Tackle Trevor Pryce became one of the NFL’s top-paid defensive players Wednesday when he re-signed with the Denver Broncos for $60 million over seven years.
“It really is unthinkable,” said Pryce, who is entering his fifth season in Denver. One of his agents, Peter Schaffer, called it the most lucrative deal for a defensive player in NFL history.
Quarterback Brian Griese recently signed a six-year, $39.6 million contract with the Broncos.
“I wanted to play here the rest of my career,” Pryce said. “I love the city. I love the people. This is ideal for me and my family,” he said.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Pryce, who played at Clemson, was Denver’s first-round draft pick in 1997. He led the Broncos last season with 12 sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble he returned 28 yards at Oakland for his first NFL touchdown.
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