Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton believes he has outperformed his current contract and wants to negotiate a new deal according to Brandon Krisztal of Mile High Sports.
Obviously, the Broncos do not have to accommodate Knighton on this issue but the performance numbers make a good case for “Pot Roast”.
Knighton signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with Denver last offseason after a couple of down seasons in Jacksonville.
Reuniting with Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was just the fix Knighton needed as he was a force on the field the entire season and graded out as a top-ten defensive tackle in 2013 according to Pro Football Focus.
He is also in the prime of his career at age 27. The Broncos would be wise to extend him but, at this point, Knighton does not have a lot of leverage other than to miss a few offseason practice sessions to voice his displeasure.