The recent awakened interest in Evan Mathis results in the Denver Broncos once again signing a veteran pro bowler to the team that keeps tweaking in its attempt to win a Super Bowl.
Mathis was released by the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in the offseason because they didn’t like the fact that a 33 year-old player was going to make $5.5 million and coming off an injury. Mathis waited a bit and made the most of the recent surge in interest, landing a one-year deal that could go up to $4 million if he hits all of the play-time incentives: percentage of snaps he plays and being on the active roster.
Mathis is a two-time Pro Bowl selection and one-time First Team All-Pro. He’ll be playing at left guard, completing an offensive line that will include Ty Sambrailo at left tackle, Matt Paradis at center, Louis Vasquez at right guard and Ryan Harris at right tackle.
He’ll be playing between two very inexperienced players, while rookie Max Garcia was the one playing at left guard through training camp and the two preseason games. Being quite familiar with the West coast offense, Mathis shouldn’t have too much trouble adjusting to the new team and system.