Von Miller LB DEN (11) 6 days ago
Miller rampaged for seven tackles, three sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Colts.
Miller's assault on former No. 1 picks continues, having tallied 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in his last three games against Cam Newton and Andrew Luck, including Super Bowl 50. Miller picking up right where he left off in the postseason is welcomed news as the dynamic pass rusher isn't known for starting the season off hot. Prior to this year, the shortest amount of time it took for Miller to reach four sacks - his current total - was four games in 2011 and 2014.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 2 weeks ago
Miller registered three tackles and a sack in Thursday's win over the Panthers.
It was't the dominant performance Miller ended last season on. The Panthers tried to learn from last season's mistakes by getting the ball out quickly, but last year's Super Bowl MVP still got a sack on Cam Newton. Wrangling the athletic passer down early gives Miller a strong foundation to start the season.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 2 months ago4 Comments
Miller has agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million contract extension with the Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees, 9News Denver reports.
Miller's extension makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. After earning Super Bowl MVP honors while leading the Broncos to their third championship, Miller was rightfully Denver's biggest offseason priority. Although negotiations came down to the wire of Friday's deadline for franchise tagged players to reach a long-term deal, Miller is now locked down for the foreseeable future, ensuring the Broncos' defense remains one of the league's elite heading into the 2016 campaign.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 2 months ago12 Comments
Miller is expected to sign a six-year contract extension with the Broncos on Friday that will net him $114.5 million and $70 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Coming off an MVP performance in Super Bowl 50, Miller was expected to secure a huge contract. The teams agreed upon the $114.5 million and six years earlier in the week, with the guaranteed money being the only snag to completing the deal. When officially signed, the contract will make Miller the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history in terms of guaranteed money. The deal will also make him the highest-paid player in Denver's franchise history.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 3 months ago16 Comments
Miller and the Broncos have made significant progress in negotiations over securing a long-term contract before Friday's deadline, 9News Denver reports.
Miller received the Broncos' exclusive franchise tag back in March, but recently proclaimed he will not play under such designation in 2016, making Friday's deadline to reach a long-term extension all the more important. As it stands, the Broncos' total six-year, $114.5 million offer has been approved by Miller's camp, but his representatives are still negotiating the guaranteed portion of that potential deal. Ultimately, Miller is expected to command more than the $63 million guaranteed that Eagles' defensive lineman Fletcher Cox agreed to last month, which would give Miller the highest guarantee for a non-quarterback in NFL history.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 3 months ago1 Comment
Miller has proclaimed that he will not play the 2016 under the franchise tag, FOX31 Denver reports.
This social media proclamation comes right after Miller claimed that he could not see himself playing for another team or sitting out the 2016 season. While this might seem like an about-face, Miller is simply reducing options, leaving - surprise, surprise - a long-term deal as the lone remaining choice. Miller wants a long-term deal and he wants to get paid upfront. Any public comments between now and the July 15 deadline for franchise-tag players will likely come down to that very point.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 3 months ago1 Comment
Miller does not anticipate sitting out this season or playing for another team, the Denver Post reports.
The Broncos' and Miller's standoff has been dissected almost daily, with even the stud linebacker's Instagram providing fodder. A few positive remarks in an interview should not be seen as a turning point, but they are certainly better than the harsher stances fellow stars have made with their teams during negotiations. Don't expect for him to back down, however. In the end, Miller's positivity comes from the knowledge that the market favors him, especially following Fletcher Cox's $103 million contract, and that the Broncos will have little choice other than upping their offer.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 4 months ago
There is no deal in sight for Miller and the Broncos to reach a long-term deal despite Denver's six-year, $114.5 million offer, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Despite the team having until the middle of next month to come to an agreement with the star edge rusher, they curiously imposed a Tuesday deadline for negotiations. The deal is tricky because both sides feel as though they have leverage. Denver can say that it is paying Miller more than any defender in league history and can always fall back on slapping him with the franchise for the next three years for about $55 million total. Miller, on the other hand, was easily the team's best player in the AFC title game and Super Bowl 50 and is entering a market in which Olivier Vernon is making $17 million per year. At the end of the day, it is difficult to picture Miller in a color other than orange in the coming years as there is still time to make a deal and the Broncos have the franchise-tag fallback.
Von Miller LB DEN (11) 5 months 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.
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 (11) 5 months ago
Miller is not expected to attend the Broncos' voluntary offseason workouts, which start Monday, the Denver Post reports.
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.