The Denver Broncos have been trying to make a deal with star linebacker Von Miller, but just a few weeks ago he didn’t accept a lucrative offer of more than $100 million for six years. Now, it looks like there won’t be a deal done in the near future.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler took to his Facebook page to report some pretty important notes in the world of franchise tag deals. Among the notes, he reported that talks between Miller and the Broncos have “gone cold” despite everyone being okay with a six-year, $115 million setup.
*Von Miller and Broncos have had minimal communication in the last 10-12 days or so. Gone cold. Both sides still have wide gap on guaranteed money, which was and will be sticking point. Everyone’s comfortable with six-year, $114.5-million setup. All about how it’s structured. Absent of sudden progress over next three weeks, I’m told Miller has explored sitting out until March, when he’d become a non-exclusive franchise player, meaning a team could give up a first- and third-round pick for his services. Teams wouldn’t give that up for most players, but Miller isn’t most players. So, we’ll see. But that option is on the table.”
This means that the Broncos could be in danger of losing Miller for the entire 2016 season, especially if a deal isn’t signed in the next three weeks. The team has until July 15 to give him a new deal or sign him to the franchise tender.
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