Broncos Pull Contract Offer From Von Miller

2:09pm: Talks between Miller and the Broncos are still ongoing and have not broken off, a team source tells James Palmer of NFL Network (on Twitter).

1:42pm: Earlier today, we learned that Von Miller turned down a proposed a six-year, $114.5MM deal with $39.8MM guaranteed in the first two years. Now that Miller has said no to that pact, the Broncos have effectively pulled that proposal from the table, according to Mike Klis of 9NEWS. The Broncos set a deadline of 10 p.m. Tuesday to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with Miller, and it remains to be seen whether those discussions will be reopened this offseason. Von Miller (vertical)

Miller, who was the MVP of Denver’s Super Bowl 50 win in February, is slated to play out the 2016 campaign on the $14.129MM exclusive franchise tag. The two sides recently “reached a partial agreement” on the years and total value of Miller’s proposed contract, but the two sides disagreed when it came to contract structure. The total value of that deal would have edged out Ndamukong Suh, but it appears that Miller’s reps wanted more guaranteed money inside of the deal’s first three seasons.

Klis writes that Miller’s reps pushed both Suh’s contract and Olivier Vernon‘s deal as comps. Vernon inked a $17MM/year deal with the Giants this offseason and also received $29MM in year one cash. Miller has posted 25 sacks over the past two seasons compared to Vernon’s 14. In total, Miller has posted four double-figure sack seasons while Vernon has accomplished that only once (2013, 11.5 sacks).

Klis notes that it’s not a given that Miller will play out this season under the franchise tag, though I would certainly expect him to. In theory, if Miller were to sit out the 2016 season, it would prevent the Broncos from again applying the “exclusive” franchise tag next year.

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5 comments on “Broncos Pull Contract Offer From Von Miller

  1. dbacks16jgg06c

    Please sign him patriots!!

    • Pats – Cheaters – regardless, they will never pay a single player that much $ over an extended contract! Please sign him patriots, wha wha! Cheaters!

      • The truth

        You do realize Von Miller is a cheater ? Caught and suspended for ped,s and. Broncos were caught cheating the salary cap ,

    • I don’t know if there was a deadline on other teams offering players hit with a franchise tag a contract, but if not, a team offering a guy with the tag a contract has to give up two years of first round picks…so it will never happen.

  2. Francisco

    Cheaters!! Lol someone is jealous I see. Come join us at Patriots Nation best organization in NFL. Best owner, coach and QB. Granted we can’t win a Super Bowl every year because it s tough league. But we will get to championship game and give our best! No need to hate greatness my friend.

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