Denver Broncos’ linebacker Von Miller signed a six-year, $114.5 million-dollar contract this offseason, which made him the highest-paid non-QB in NFL history. Since you can’t spend all of that at once, Miller decided to become a not-so-secret Santa to the players he mostly terrorizes in the AFC West: he bought them each a bottle of wine.
Miller sent a bottle of wine to over 200 different players, including practice squad players and those on IR, wearing Raiders’ silver and black, Chargers’ blue and yellow and Chiefs’ red and white. The wine itself is called The Setting and was blended by Jesse Katz, who created a custom blend of wine for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s wedding, in case that interests you. Each bottle comes complete with an outline of Miller’s famous specs and a thank-you note, which reads as follows:
It is an honor and a privilege to take the field and compete with you twice a year. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity to fulfill our childhood dreams of playing in the NFL. The blood, sweat, aches and pains, and endless hours spent watching film are a testament to the love and dedication we have for this game. So take a moment, reflect on all your successes, and enjoy your accomplishment. Appreciate those who have helped you get this far, and start working towards your next childhood dream.
Thank you for helping to make our game great!
— Von Miller
Miller is one of the great players in the league on the field, and moves like this make him look like one off it too. What a nice, even if it’s a mildly surprising, gesture.