Denver Broncos center Matt Paradis has been an ironman for his team the last three seasons.
Paradis was a sixth-round pick for the Broncos in 2014. Since 2015, he has been the Broncos’ starting center, and he has not missed a single game. That includes this season, in which was not healthy enough to take the field until July after having offseason surgery on both of his hips.
He is clearly a tough player, but Paradis knows that he has only so much control over his health.
“It’s pretty cool to have been able to make it this far,” Paradis said, via Denver 7 ABC’s Troy Renck. “Health is such a luck game, and I have really been very lucky so far.”
While health may be luck, the Broncos surely are happy that Paradis is a player they can rely on to be present every week. They are 5-10 this season, and will likely have to make several changes during the offseason, including at quarterback.
However, the fact that they have a young center who doesn’t miss starts is something the front office can build off of as they try to bring the team back to prominence.