The Denver Broncos OT Matt Lepsis has decided to hang it up after a very successful career. He had 9-million in guarantees still left on his deal, but decided that his performance didn’t deserve that type of contract (I wish Kendrell Bell, Eddie Drummond, and the other bums would own up to their performance like Lepsis did).
“Mike would call me out for not playing very well [this season] and I had to agree with him,” Lepsis told The Post. “I’d say, ‘You’re right, I’m playing like crap.’ I didn’t want to go make all that money and not give the team what I was supposed to. I could definitely still go out and play a few more years, but that’s not what I wanted to do.”
I am shocked that Lepsis would leave so much money on the table, but it appears that he has had a falling out with his head coach Mike Shanahan. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lepsis played again. He is just about to turn 34 and still can perform better than any of the OT’s Herm and Solari threw out there this season.
This is good and bad for the Chiefs. The good is that the Broncos will have to find an offensive tackle to replace him and they have to pick after us. The bad is that they will now be competing with us for offensive tackles in the draft and free agency.