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Matt Paradis Earned The NFL's Highest Performance Bonus

Matt Paradis truly has been a diamond in the rough find for Denver.

Matt Paradis was selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The scrappy, athletic center out of Boise State would need time to develop. 

He spent his rookie year on Denver's practice squad. Enter Gary Kubiak and his offensive philosophy and suddenly, Paradis was thrust into a meaningful competition for the starting center spot.

Paradis beat out Gino Gradkowski, whom the Broncos had recently acquired via trade from Baltimore, and won the starting job. Not only did he win the job, he held on to the job — with aplomb. 

Matt Paradis was Denver's only player — on offense and defense — to play every snap in 2015. He was the Broncos best, most consistent offensive lineman. 

And now, he's the recipient of the NFL's highest performance-based bonus.

The Broncos have something special in Matt Paradis. And he fits what Gary Kubiak does so well. The Broncos have finally found their long-term center. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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