Denver Broncos know that they have one of the league’s best fullbacks in Andy Janovich and are not willing to let him go anytime soon. The team announced on Friday that they have signed Janovich to a three-year extension, which will keep him with the organization through 2022.
According to NFL Network, Janovich will earn a total of $5.7 million during the duration of the deal and will receive $1.9 million annually. The extension also comes with a $1.35 million signing bonus and contains $3.22 million in guarantees. The 26-year-old’s new contract puts him at the third spot of the NFL’s highest-paid fullbacks.
Broncos confirmed the deal on their social media by posting a photo of Janovich inking his extension.
“Since he was drafted back in 2016, Andy has developed into one of the best fullbacks in the league,” –said Broncos’ general manager John Elway in a statement. “He’s exactly what you look for in a fullback — tough, reliable, and a versatile part of not only the offense but also our special teams. It’s nice to see how Andy’s hard work has paid off, and we look forward to his continued impact on the Broncos.”
Since entering into the league as Denver’s sixth-round pick in 2016, Andy Janovich played 45 games and started 17 of them. He had 12 rushing attempts for 50 yards and two touchdowns during that period. He also added 17 receptions for 191 yards and one TD.