Denver won the Super Bowl last season, beating Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. They didn’t beat them throwing the ball; gone are the days of Peyton Manning breaking records. After a couple of great offensive years since joining the Broncos, Peyton Manning lost his arm last year and the team basically carried him through the regular season, through a prolonged period on the bench, and into the Super Bowl. That’s then the defense, led by linebacker Von Miller, took over. Miller led the team to a Super Bowl win, and now he’s trying to get paid.
The Denver Broncos have offered Von Miller a record-breaking contract. Miller, should he sign the six-year $114.5 million dollar contract, will be the highest paid defensive player in NFL history. The contract has $70 million in guaranteed money! That’s an incredible amount of money, but Miller seems to think he can hold out for more. If that deal doesn’t go through, he can either play for a one-year franchise tag offer of $14.26 million, or he can sit out the season and hope he gets more money after sitting around. Odds are, he’ll either take a deal or take a seat for a season.
“I’m not gonna play on the franchise tag. It just doesn’t make sense in any way,” said Miller earlier this week, who is not a fan of the franchise tag. “I’ve never really played for money. It’s bigger than that for me. It’s a league-wide problem that I feel like I’m in a situation to help out with.”
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