The Von Miller contract situation continues to evolve, especially as the calendar has turned to July with no long-term deal agreed between the Broncos and their star linebacker. Miller has made it clear he is willing to hold out the season in order to get that long-term deal and will not play on the Franchise Tag, so this latest piece of news from Denver could be a sign that a deal is closer.
According to Vic Lombardi, the Broncos have upped the guaranteed money in their six year, $114.5 million deal to $61 million, which is up from the previous position of $58 million, but still well below the $70 million Miller was seeking.
According to people who use the words "according to", the Broncos have pushed their guarantee to 3-yrs, $61m. If Von doesn't say yes, c'mon.
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) July 8, 2016
Fletcher Cox received $63 million in guarantees in his fresh new deal with the Eagles, and Andrew Luck’s new contract sees him receive $87 million in guaranteed money.
This is the final week that teams can agree to long-term contracts with players who had been tendered the franchise tag, so if the gap is only $9 million in guaranteed money, it seems that this isn’t a bridge too far. Miller controls the situation now with how he responds to this latest offer from the team, but it seems at this point that the two sides will hammer out a deal before Friday’s deadline.
But the situation has been dragged out all the way until the middle of July, so anything is still possible.