The Broncos picked up McManus' $1 million option for 2020, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. McManus is coming off another solid year with Denver, as he connected on 29 of 34 field goals (85.3 percent) and 25 of 26 extra points. The 28-year-old kicker hit four of seven kicks from beyond 50 yards, and he's poised to be the Broncos' starter again in 2020.
McManus converted field goals of 34 and 26 yards and all three of his point-after tries during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Lions. McManus snapped a two-game streak in which he kicked just a single field goal. Still, he's seventh in the league with 26 made field goals and his 11 conversion of at least 40 yards are tied for fifth in the league. The season ends Sunday against a Raiders team against whom McManus converted three of four field goal attempts in Week 1.
McManus converted a 32-yard field goal during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City. Sunday was the second time in Denver's last four games in which McManus accounted for the Broncos' entire scoring output with a single field goal. Despite that modest production, McManus still ranks seventh in the league with 24 field goals. He will end the season in the Mile High air against Detroit and Oakland, owners of, respectively, the league's 26th- and 28th-ranked scoring defenses.
McManus connected on all five of his point-after attempts and a 36-yard field goal try during Sunday's 38-24 win over Houston. Sunday's five point-afters were McManus' most since Week 7 of 2018, a testament to just how bad Denver's offense has been of late. The team has seemed to turn a corner with rookie Drew Lock, leading to more opportunities for McManus, but the Broncos will be tested Sunday in Kansas City. The Chiefs helped generate the only scoreless game of McManus' career in Week 7.
McManus converted both of his point-after attempts and field-goal attempts of 31, 52 and 53 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers. You'd have to go back to Week 1 of 2018 for the last time McManus converted multiple kicks beyond 50 yards. McManus had a streak of seven straight misses from that distance dating back to 2018, but he now has converted three straight. He said after the game that he felt as though he exorcized some bad feelings after missing a key kick in Week 11 against Minnesota. A more confident McManus takes on a Houston team that has surrendered 18 opponent field goals this year, 17th in the league.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||9.75|
|4||10/02||@New York Jets||19||7.25|
|5||10/11||@New England Patriots||2||4.53|
|7||10/25||Kansas City Chiefs||4||5.68|
|10||11/15||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|11||11/22||Los Angeles Chargers||9||6.50|
|12||11/29||New Orleans Saints||8||6.47|
|13||12/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||5.68|
|16||12/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||9||6.50|
|17||01/03||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|