Broncos signing DB Delarrin Turner-Yell to 4-year contract
The Denver Broncos are signing rookie safety Delarrin Turner-Yell to a four-year contract, x. Turner-Yell is now set to earn $4,052,080 over the next four years, according to OverTheCap.com, an average of $1,013,020 per season.
Denver picked Turner-Yell in the fifth round of the NFL draft out of Oklahoma in April. In four seasons (36 games) with the Sooners, the defensive back totaled 190 tackles (including 10 tackles for losses), six pass breakups, four interceptions, one forced fumble and a half sack.
Turner-Yell will get an opportunity to compete for a rotational safety role this summer but his main contributions as a rookie will likely come on special teams.
The Broncos already have Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson at safety and Caden Sterns seems poised to get more playing time this fall, so Turner-Yell probably won’t be higher than fourth on the team’s safety depth chart in 2022.
If he plays well on special teams and takes advantage of his limited snaps on defense this season, Turner-Yell will likely earn a larger role in 2023.