"I'm definitely going to honor the contract," Knighton told the Denver Post. "I want to get something done and I'd like to get something done here. I don't want to bounce around. But I'm at the point now where once the season starts, I'm just strictly football."
The 27-year-old finished with 31 tackles, three sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.
Knighton, who dominated the AFC Championship Game, leads a run defense that's allowed 87, 64, 65 and 64 yards rushing in its past four contests.
"He can do it all," defensive end Robert Ayers said of Knighton, per ESPN.com. "He can rush. He's a big guy. He can stop the run. He brings a lot to the table -- he brings leadership and he commands double team on the run."
The Patriots entered the AFC Championship Game with a dominant running game, but the
Denver also got decent pressure on Tom Brady, with defensive tackle
After giving up 16 points and 320 total yards in the victory, the Broncos DST will prepare for the Seahawks or 49ers in Super Bowl XLVIII.
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