Denver Broncos linebacker and reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller will not attend Denver’s offseason program, according to Mike Klis of KUSA, Denver’s local NBC affiliate.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is aware of the situation, having spoken with Miller by phone earlier this week, but it’s also worth noting that the former first-round pick has yet to sign the $14.1 million franchise tender with which he was tagged earlier this offseason.
Miller is currently seeking a deal that will pay him $22 million a year, thus making him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, but Denver is only offering a deal worth $18 million a season. Unless an extension is agreed upon by July 15 at the latest, Miller will have to play one the one-year franchise tender.
Given how Miller had six tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles in Denver’s 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers, not to mention the fact that he is one of the NFL’s better pass-rushers, here’s hoping a deal is struck soon!
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