Oh sweet bliss!!!
Broncos Sign Lynch to Contract Extension
John Lynch, who just returned from his seventh Pro Bowl, signed a contract extension Tuesday that will keep him in Denver through the 2008 season.
I heart John Lynch!!!!
Super Bowl XLI baby - get ready!!
By J. Michael MooreDenverBroncos.com
Broncos safety John Lynch talked in December about the cohesiveness of his team and how he looked forward to a playoff run.
The team fell short of its goals in 2005 and lost in the AFC Championship but a contract extension for Lynch announced Tuesday will keep him in Denver to make more runs at history with his teammates.
"I love this team," Lynch said in an interview with Broncos Gameday before a Christmas Eve victory over the Raiders. "I think we embody what a team is all about. Mike (Shanahan) is always talking about playing for each other and I think we really understand that and we bring that to the field.
"We do play for each other and I think it shows in the way we prepare and the way we play."
Lynch signed a deal to keep him with the Broncos through the 2008 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Lynch is a seven-time Pro Bowler who is entering his 14th NFL season -- his third with the Broncos. He is also a four-time Associated Press All-Pro, with 195 games of experience. His 12 playoff starts mark the second-highest total among active safeties in the NFL.
He started every game for the Broncos in 2005, finishing with four sacks, 69 tackles (47 solo), two interceptions, eight pass breakups and four forced fumbles -- two of which came in the regular-season finale at San Diego
Lynch was also named the team's receipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his work with the John Lynch Foundation. The foundation serves youth in Tampa Bay, Denver and his native San Diego.