KUSA- After the Broncos 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl XLVIII changes to the offensive line were certain. For starters, the Broncos knew they would be getting starting left tackle Ryan Clady back in the fold. Then, choosing to not to pursue free agent Zane Beadles left an opening at left guard. So the team decided to move Orlando Franklin to left guard.
"When I first heard about it you get disappointed because you're moving positions but at the end of the day as long as I'm on the field and as long as I'm one of the best five I'm happy with that," Franklin said Wednesday.
In his three year NFL career, Franklin has started 47 games at right tackle for the Broncos. However, the Broncos told Franklin the move to guard isn't set in stone.
"I was told nothing is definite and that they were going to play the best five," Franklin continued. "If Chris Clark could play right tackle and I could go back to playing at a high level at left guard, they just wanted the best five on the field and that's what the starting five will look like."
One big positive of moving to left guard is being able to play next to three-time Pro Bowler Ryan Clady.
"I'm excited to play beside Clady," Franklin explained. "I've never had the opportunity to play next to him, he likes to communicate so he's definitely on the same page as me."
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