Jordan Norwood Re-Signs with Broncos: Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2016

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood (11) runs against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Wide receiver Jordan Norwood announced via his Twitter that he re-signed with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. 

Here is his tweet:   

According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, it is a one-year deal for Norwood. 

Last season was the first time that Norwood appeared in an NFL regular-season game since 2012. He was a part of 14 different transactions before signing with the Broncos prior to the 2014 season and a two-year stint on injured reserve, according to John McGonigal of the Centre Daily Times

With the Broncos, Norwood became a lightly used No. 3 receiver under quarterback Peyton Manning with 22 receptions for 207 yards in 11 games while also helping out on special teams with kick and punt returns. 

His most important return came in Super Bowl 50. It was a 61-yard scamper that was the longest in the big game's history, via the NFL:

Norwood had other options during his stint on the free-agency market this offseason. According to Jhabvala, he visited both the Detroit Lions and New York Jets

Re-signing with the Broncos will ensure that the team's top three wide receivers—Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas and Norwood—are back. But that trio might be tested in 2016 because of the retirement of Manning and the departure of Brock Osweiler, who signed with the Houston Texans this offseason.

The team traded for veteran Mark Sanchez during free agency, but the 29-year-old signal-caller has only started 10 games and won four since 2013. That's not the kind of arm a defending Super Bowl champion would like to see. 

Depending on how the quarterback situation plays out leading up to the 2016 season, Norwood—new deal in hand—and his other pass-catching teammates will be the ones most affected. 


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