According to multiple reports, the Denver Broncos have proposed a 6-year deal to star linebacker Von Miller, which Miller would eventually reject. The deal was worth $114.5 million over the six years, with $39.8 million guaranteed in the first two years of the deal.
Miller has not signed his franchise tag yet. The team and Miller have until July 15th to come up with a long term deal. According to Adam Schefter, no deal is in sight for the two sides quite yet.
In 16 games last season, Miller has recorded 35 combined tackles, 4 fumble recoveries and 11.0 sacks. Miller proved last season that he is one of the best pass rushers in the league, and he proved just that in the Super Bowl. During the game, he was all over Cam Newton, getting a lot of pressure on him, which helped the Broncos win it all.
The team just offered a long term deal to a pro bowl linebacker in Miller, and it’s shocking that he declined the offer. The possibility that the two sides don’t come to an agreement is highly unlikely, but it is possible.
The team needs to lock him up long term as soon as they can, and they need to pay him like one of the best pass rushers in the league, since he has proven time and time again he is worth that money.
On Miller’s side of things, he has proven time and time again consistently that he is one of the best pass rushers in the league right now and deserves to get be one of the highest defensive players in the league. He should not have to take the first offer handed to him, because he may likely feel like he is worth more than what the Broncos are currently offering.
It will take some time for both sides to come to an agreement, but once Miller gets the new deal, he will be happy on and off the field, producing Pro Bowl numbers.