ENGLEWOOD, Colo. The Denver Broncos on Monday signed kicker Brandon McManus to a new four-year contract through the 2020 season, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced.
Entering his fourth NFL season, McManus (6-3, 201 pounds) is a is the most accurate kicker in team history having converted 78-of-92 (84.5%) field goal attempt combined in the regular season and postseason. Originally acquired by the Broncos in a trade with the New York Giants in 2014, McManus entered the NFL with Indianapolis as a college free agent in 2013 from Temple University.
In 47 career regular-season games—all with the Broncos—McManus has connected on 68-of-82 (82.95) field goal attempts and 108-of-110 (98.2%) PATs. He also ranks fifth in the NFL with 169 touchbacks during the last three seasons and has allowed the sixth-fewest average return yards on kickoffs (21.8) in the league during that span.
A major weapon during Denver’s 2015 Super Bowl season, McManus made three-game winning kicks—two in overtime—during the regular season. He converted all 10 field goal attempts during Denver’s playoff run to represent the second most in NFL history in a single postseason (and the most without a miss). He ended the year with a 3-for-3 field goal performance in the Broncos’ 24-10 Super Bowl win against the Panthers.
McManus finished his collegiate career at Temple as the school’s all-time leader in points scored (338) and field goals made (60). He received the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Specialist Trophy as the nation’s best overall kicker following his senior season (14-of-17 FGs, 32-of-33 PATS, 74 pts.).
A graduate of North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa., McManus was born on July 25, 1991, in Philadelphia.