Von Miller LB DEN 3 weeks ago1 Comment

In a promotional event on Wednesday, Miller said, "I'm going to be in Denver no matter what. The contract is going to take care of itself. I'm going to be a Denver Bronco for life," Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Broncos applied an exclusive rights franchise tag to their Super Bowl MVP in March but Miller has yet to sign the tag. The two sides are expected to hammer out a long-term deal before the season gets underway. Miller has been absent from voluntary team workouts as a result of the contract dispute, but it appears both sides are eager to get the deal done as General Manager John Elway told KDSP-AM, "We want Von to be a Bronco for life too."

Von Miller LB DEN 1 month ago

Miller is not expected to attend the Broncos' voluntary offseason workouts, which start Monday, the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Broncos applied their exclusive franchise tag to Miller, which is worth a little more than $14 million fully guaranteed, but he has yet to sign his contract tender to date. It's now expected that the star outside linebacker will remain absent until he is able to come to terms on a long-term deal with the Broncos, an outcome that Miller's representatives and the team are working toward.

Von Miller LB DEN 1 month ago

The Broncos have offered Miller a contract worth $17 and $18 million per year, 9NEWS reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The deal would appear to put Miller ahead of fellow premier pass rushers J.J. Watt and Justin Houston and just behind Ndamukong Suh's original contract, which has already been restructured to provide Miami with cap relief. At first glance, the offer seems to be the going rate for top-shelf defensive talent. Timing is everything, however, and Miller is in position - after his dominant postseason run - to set the going rate for defensive stars. In a market where Olivier Vernon, who had just 2.5 more sacks in all of 2015 than Miller had in the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl, is getting $17 million a year, expect Miller's final number to be closer to $20 million annually.

Von Miller LB DEN 3 months ago

Miller will compete on the next season of Dancing With The Stars, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller has long been one of the NFL's most stylish and expressive players. Miller has done yoga in the past and showed off his dancing on late night TV after the Broncos' Super Bowl win. He'll be a natural for DWTS.

Von Miller LB DEN 3 months ago

The Broncos have applied the exclusive franchise tag to Miller, the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The move comes as no surprise, with the Broncos in no mood to lose the services of the most recent Super Bowl MVP. By applying the exclusive franchise tag to Miller, other teams are prevented from signing the talented pass-rusher, with the 26-year-old thus due to earn $14 million this coming season, in the event that a long-term deal with the Broncos isn't carved out by July 15. The outside linebacker is coming of a 2015 campaign in which he recorded 35 tackles, four forced fumbles and 11 sacks.

Von Miller LB DEN 3 months ago

Miller is expected to receive the Broncos' exclusive franchise tag before Tuesday's deadline, the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, is the Broncos' biggest priority entering this offseason, and by handing him their exclusive franchise tag, Miller's 2016 salary would be calculated by the average of the five highest salaries at his position, and he would not be permitted to negotiate with other teams. Given that situation, it's highly likely the Broncos would be able to agree upon a lucrative long-term extension with Miller while ensuring he's with them for the 2016 season as well. Although fellow star defensive lineman Malik Jackson is also slated for free agency, Denver prioritizing Miller before Tuesday's deadline is certainly understandable if it can't reach a long-term deal with either player before then.

Von Miller LB DEN 3 months ago

Miller's representatives are expected to meet with the Broncos on Friday, Rand Getlin of NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The news comes on the heels of multiple reports that the Broncos are optimistic about locking Miller up long-term before the franchise designation deadline. The news is more relevant to those hoping Denver holds onto Malik Jackson or Brock Osweiler than Miller. A freed-up franchise tag means that Denver will have the flexibility to use it elsewhere. Miller will be back in orange no matter what. Potentially helping to keep Jackson, however, could help prevent opposing offenses from keying on Miller.

Von Miller LB DEN 3 months ago

Miller finished up the regular season with 35 tackles, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and a pass defense in 2015. He followed up with 13 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, an interception and two passes defensed in the playoffs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller actually produced the second-fewest sacks of his career in 2015, but will become one of, if not the highest-paid defensive player in the league thanks to an excellent Lawrence Taylor impression in the playoffs. Somehow, despite being Denver's sack leader, he may be more dangerous in real-life football as opposed to fantasy football, with his abilities off the edge opening up opportunities for Denver's interior players. If he manages to find a way to come close to mirroring his production at the end of 2015 in 2016, Miller could put together one of the finest pass-rushing seasons in history.

Von Miller LB DEN 4 months ago

Miller totaled six tackles (five solo), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The five-year veteran's dominant afternoon rightfully secured him MVP honors, making him only the 10th defensive player to receive the award, and third linebacker overall. Miller's two strip-sacks of Cam Newton provided immeasurable benefit to a Broncos offense that would have otherwise been hard-pressed to piece together multiple lengthy drives. Miller's first knockdown of Newton directly led to Malik Jackson's fumble recovery for a touchdown and gave Denver a first quarter 10-0 lead, while his fourth-quarter sack set up the Broncos offense at the Panthers five-yard line following T.J. Ward's recovery of the fumble that Miller's hit triggered. The All-Pro linebacker also successfully defensed a pass, and was a formidable nuisance to an overmatched Panthers' line throughout the game. With unrestricted free agency on the horizon and one final and momentous piece of leverage under his belt, Miller is set for a considerable payday under a new multi-year agreement or at the very least, through the franchise tag that the Broncos have already indicated they'll utilize to retain him in a worst-case scenario.

Von Miller LB DEN 4 months ago

The Broncos will attempt to work out a long-term contract with Miller in the offseason, but if inroads aren't made, the franchise tag will be used on the pass rusher, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miller has matured from the Broncos' most-fined player as a rookie in 2011 to one of the NFL's premier pass rushers, accruing double-digit sacks in four of five professional campaigns. Only a six-game suspension and a torn ACL in 2013 stopped him from making it 5-for-5, but he's now the backbone of a defense that will attempt to corral Cam Newton and the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. In 18 games this season (including playoffs), he's notched 13.5 sacks among 42 tackles, to which he's added four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.