KUSA—For Garett Bolles, the rewards of turning his life around can now be measured monetarily.
The Denver Broncos and their first-round draft pick from Utah reached agreement Thursday on a four-year contract that is worth a little more $11 million and is 100 percent fully guaranteed, 9NEWS has learned. The deal includes an upfront signing bonus of a little more than $6 million.
Bolles, who turns 25 in two weeks, was kicked to the curb by his dad who was at wits end by his son’s troublesome behavior near the end of his high school years and year following.
With help from others, Bolles wound up on a church missions’ trip in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, then rebooted his football career at a junior college and University of Utah.
He became the Broncos’ selection with their No. 20 overall draft pick two weeks ago. The Broncos now have agreements with four of their eight draft picks as they get ready to start their rookie minicamp with a meeting tonight with head coach Vance Joseph.
Those with contract agreements: Bolles, fifth-round returner-receiver Isaiah McKenzie, sixth-round running back De’Angelo Henderson and seventh-round quarterback Chad Kelly.
Still negotiating: Second-round defensive end DeMarcus Walker, third-round receiver Carlos Henderson, third-round cornerback Brendan Langley and fifth-round tight end Jake Butt.