One of the biggest topics in the world of NFL free agency this season is the story between the Denver Broncos and star linebacker Von Miller. In June, he reportedly turned down a lucrative six-year deal worth more than $150 million, but it looks like the two sides have once again drummed up some contract talks.
ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported that the Broncos and Miller have had “communication” over the last few days and that the sides should meet again later this week. This could mean big things for the sixth-year linebacker and the defending Super Bowl champions.
Miller was quoted as saying that “everything has been said” and that it was just time to play the waiting game after he turned down the contract in late June. However, now that the two sides are looking to meet again this week, it could be only a matter of time before an agreement is reached.
Over the last five years, Von Miller has been a huge part of the Broncos’ defense as he has recorded 210 tackles and 60 sacks. In 2015, he recorded 11 sacks in the regular season and five in the playoffs, three of which came in Super Bowl 50 and helped him win MVP of the game.
The Broncos have until July 15 to reach a multi-year deal with Miller, their franchise tag player. If not, they could be heading into their Sept. 8 Super Bowl rematch with the Carolina Panthers without a player that instrumental in their win back in February.