While the Denver Broncos continue to make moves to improve their roster, they went out and agreed to terms with former San Francisco 49ers right tackle Mike McGlinchey.

The Broncos are going to give McGlinchey a five-year deal worth $87.5 million with over $50 million in guaranteed, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Former Broncos right tackle Orlando Franklin had something to say about McGlinchey signing with the Broncos while on 104.3 The Fan in Denver.

“McGlinchey was one of the better right tackles out there on the market. Kyle (Shanahan) and that staff did a heck of a job of understanding his flaws, his short comings, and put him in situations to succeed.”

Franklin also added that it might be hard for McGlinchey to switch offensive line coaches.

“He goes from one of the best offensive line coaches in Chris Foerster now to Zach Strief that’s a young buck. McGlinchey continued, “I think there will be some static in that relationship.”

After his playing days, Franklin was part of the 49ers coaching staff in 2021 and coached McGlinchey and talked about how the former first-round pick could become a liability.

“Tends to play too high at times and when you play high, it doesn’t matter how much you bench press, it doesn’t matter how much you back squat, you will get taken advantage of. Because of his big body frame, he will get up there and play a little bit higher and people will get up underneath him and expose him a little bit. Franklin added, “When you  look at that, you can always be a liability in pass blocking because of that.”

Does McGlinchey Fit Sean Payton’s System?

Broncos head coach Sean Payton has become one of the smartest offensive minds in the NFL and runs an elite spread offense.

Franklin was also asked by his former teammate Brandon Stokley, on if the former Notre Dame standout will fit into Payton’s system.

“I think they’re going to run what we ran here with Peyton (Manning) before Gary Kubiak got here. A lot more power, a lot more move guys vertical off the line of scrimmage and you’ll sprinkle in your mid-zone to your wide-zone stuff. That being said, I think Mike McGlinchey struggles. The good thing about him, he’s a young player, like I said everything is there …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


Former Broncos RT Sounds Off on Broncos’ New $87 Million Man

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