TJ Ward crosses enemy lines
“Excited to announce we’ve agreed to terms with strong safety T.J. Ward,” Broncos G.M. John Elway wrote on Twitter. “He’ll bring energy and toughness to our secondary.”
If the “The Drive” and “The Fumble” wasn’t enough, now the Denver Broncos have taken one of the hardest hitting safeties in the game today and probably the hardest hitting safety the Browns have had since those days of Denver defeating the Browns in the AFC Championship three years straight.
Ward was a second round pick (38th over all pick) for the Cleveland Browns in 2010. After having a stellar rookie season, starting all 16 games recording 123 combined tackles and 2 interceptions, 2011 and 2012 was filled with injuries. In 2013 Ward had a breakout season, starting all 16 games, earning Second-Team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press. He finished the year with 123 Tackles, 1.5 sack, 2 Interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 10 passes defended.
Broncos agreed to terms with Ward on a four-year, $23 million contract.