Franklin spent the past four years with the Broncos and has played with Manning the past three seasons. He joined the Chargers this offseason as a free agent.
“[O]ne thing I noticed immediately when I got here is that Philip Rivers is definitely more approachable than Peyton,” Franklin said. “I don’t know if it was because I was a lot younger being that I met Peyton in my second season and now meeting Phillip going into my fifth season but definitely I will say Phillip is more approachable than Peyton.”
It was reported Monday that Franklin would receive $20 million in guaranteed money as part of the five-year deal, which is set to pay him close to $36.5 million over the life of the deal.
Franklin is set to start inside for the Chargers but could shift outside to right tackle in the event of an injury to D.J. Fluker.
Franklin will reportedly receive close to $36.5 million over the course of the five-year deal.
Franklin served as the Broncos' left guard last season but also has three years of experience at right tackle. He could be ticketed for a role inside wth the Chargers, as the team re-signed left tackle King Dunlap to a four-year deal earlier this offseason and drafted right tackle D.J. Fluker 11th overall in 2013.
The report categorizes the situation as a contract being "unofficially done."
Franklin is one of the top offensive linemen on the market this free agent season. He started all 16 games in 2014 for the Broncos.
One of the top interior offensive linemen on the market, Franklin started all 16 games at left guard with the Broncos in 2014.
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