Never mind Peyton Manning's passes. The Broncos are going to try and maul defenses with runs to the right in 2013.

The Broncos have reached an agreement in principle with former San Diego Chargers guard Louis Vasquez on a four-year, $23.5 million contract. The first two years at $13 million are guaranteed. Vasquez becomes one of the 10 highest-paid guards in NFL history.

"Our firm looks at three criteria for our players: geography, money and ability to win a ring," said Robert Sheets, Vasquez's agent. "We think we hit on all three of those with this deal."

The deal still has some language to finalize, and Vasquez must pass his physical — which Sheets said will be a formality considering how hard he has been training the past month at the TEST Academy in San Diego.

"He is a big, powerful player who adds a physical presence to our OL," Broncos executive VP of football operations John Elway tweeted Tuesday.

The 330-pound Vasquez will replace Chris Kuper at right guard and team with 330-pound right tackle Orlando Franklin to give the Broncos arguably the NFL's most imposing right-blocking sides.