According to the Denver Post, Super Bowl 50 MVP and star linebacker Von Miller has received a new contract offer from the defending champion Denver Broncos.
Following a month-long standoff in which Miller felt the Broncos were low-balling him, there finally appear to be signs of life in the negotiations between one of the league’s best players and Broncos general manager John Elway.
Tensions have been high between the two, even seeping out into the sight of the public eye when Miller unabashedly cropped Elway out of a picture in which the two, along with head coach Gary Kubiak, DeMarcus Ware and Peyton Manning, posed for a picture at the White House, where they went to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl victory.
The Broncos placed the franchise tag on Miller on March 1, allowing no other teams in the league to negotiate with the star defender. The gap in understanding between the two parties lies within the amount of guaranteed money in the contract.
Miller has agreed to the overall value of the contract, the total amount non-guaranteed and guaranteed money combined, but wants closer to $60 million in guaranteed money while the Broncos initially wouldn’t offer him any more than $38.5.
Hopefully, the re-opened talks and new contract offer are signs the Broncos will retain the best player on their roster.
The team begins its title defense in their first regular season game on Sept. 8 against reigning NFC champion and Super Bowl 50 opponent Carolina Panthers.