Former Tennessee Vols offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James is about to get paid.

I mean, really paid.

The Denver Broncos are reportedly signing James to a four year contract worth $52 million. The deal with include $32 million in guaranteed money.

James, for now, will be the league’s highest paid right tackle.

The Miami Dolphins reportedly wanted to keep James in South Beach, but they weren’t willing to spend as much cash as the Broncos.

James has never reached a Pro-Bowl, but he’s been a consistent performer in recent years.

The Dolphins were hesitant to pick up James’ fifth year option in 2017, but they eventually made the decision to bring him back for an extra year instead of letting the former Vol hit free agency.

James’ huge contract is a sign that the offensive line depth in this free agency class isn’t very deep and/or top heavy.

By the way, a fun fact about James at Tennessee: he started all 49 games in college at right tackle.

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