Ja’Wuan James bleeds another $1.09 million out of the Denver Broncos

Aug 29, 2022, 2:08 PM
DENVER, CO - December 1: Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James (70) as the Denver Broncos t...
(Photo by Joe Amon/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)"n
(Photo by Joe Amon/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos are finally done with Ja’Wuan James.

According to Pro Football Talk, the offensive tackle has settled his grievance against the team. The Broncos will pay him another $1.09 million, according to PFT and the NFLPA website. James was seeking $15 million, his full $10 million salary in 2021 and another $5 million in 2022.

James tore his Achilles during the 2021 offseason, working out on his own and not at the Broncos’ facility. The team argued that because the injury happened away from team headquarters, they didn’t owe him his money. The Broncos released James on May 14, 2021. He’s now with the Ravens, currently listed as a backup at left tackle.

While Paxton Lynch gets the headlines as John Elway’s worst move in his tenure as the Broncos’ GM, James remains his biggest whiff. James signed a four-year, $52 million deal with Denver in March of 2019. It included $32 million guaranteed, which he “earned” while playing just three games in orange and blue.

Thank goodness, the Broncos are now done paying Ja’Wuan James.

Good riddance.



Nathaniel Hackett...
Will Petersen

Hackett says his new senior assistant coach made the game run smoother

The talk from the 49ers game is about the great Denver defense and a struggling offense, but it's not about Hackett, and that's a good sign
17 hours ago
Kareem Jackson...
Andrew Mason

Three numbers that tell the story of Broncos-49ers

The good? This Broncos defense did something in its first 3 games that not even the 1977 Orange Crush did. But there's bad, too ...
17 hours ago
Derek Carr vs. the Broncos...
Jake Shapiro

Oddsmakers pen Broncos as underdogs in Las Vegas

The Broncos are headed back on the road after collecting two wins at home, here's what Vegas thinks of the matchup
17 hours ago
Bradley Chubb...
104.3 The Fan

Bradley Chubb wins Smashburger’s “Smashed It” Play of the Week

The Broncos were leading San Francisco 11-10 in the late moments of the fourth quarter when Chubb chased down Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo
17 hours ago
J.T. Compher...
Will Petersen

While you were watching the Broncos, the Cup champions were on the ice

New goalie Alexandar Georgiev made his preseason debut in Denver and J.T. Compher and Bowen Byram scored goals against Vegas
17 hours ago
Broncos vs. 49ers...
Cecil Lammey

Three observations from the Broncos win over the 49ers in Week 3

A well-balanced offense and a swarming defense helped Denver record their biggest win in a long time and put them in great position
17 hours ago
Ja’Wuan James bleeds another $1.09 million out of the Denver Broncos