Denver Broncos fans are pretty upset following the release of longtime kicker Matt Prater.
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Prater has been the starting kicker for the Denver Broncos since the 2008 season, and was one the longest-tenured member of the team.
Broncos fans have found themselves puzzled at the decisions made by the Broncos Executive Vice President and General Manager John Elway.
Shortly after the news of Prater’s release hit the internet, the Denver Broncos posted a statement from Elway on their Twitter page praising McManus on how he had “earned his opportunity.”
We think it is pertinent to mention that this is almost the exact same thing he said about former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow right before he was released from the team. We don’t know about you, but we sincerely hope that McManus doesn’t own property in Denver. Needless to say, fans in the Broncos nation are not only baffled, but pretty ticked off at the team’s decision. Many of them have taken to Twitter to express their frustration.
There were plenty more reactions we could have posted. Unfortunately, a majority of them were not exactly what you would call fit for print.
Whether the Denver Broncos made the right decision is yet to be seen. On the flip side, we don’t feel too entirely bad for Matt Prater. With numbers like his, it is highly unlikely that he will even have time to fill out his unemployment paperwork before another team is blowing up phone with an offer.
What do you think about the Denver Broncos decision to kick Matt Prater to the curb? Do you think Brandon McManus is the man for the job? Does McManus have what it takes to stand up to Prater’s stats? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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