Over the last few months, the big story in NFL free agency is the contract negotiations between Von Miller and the Denver Broncos. It looks like the linebacker made something pretty clear to his team and everyone around the NFL.
On Monday, he joined ESPN and claimed that he wasn’t going to sign his franchise tag tender this year. So, this means that he would either sit out most of the 2016 season or sign a multi-year contract with the Broncos.
“No, I’m not gonna play on the franchise tag. It just doesn’t make sense in any way,” Miller said on ESPN.
Miller went on to say that his holdout is not about money, but more so the unfairness of franchise tags on players. He said that it really devalues a players and doesn’t allow them to realize their true worth on the field.
“I’ve never really played for money,” Miller said. “It’s bigger than that for me. It’s a league-wide problem that I feel like I’m in a situation to help out with.”
The Broncos currently have until Friday to sign Von Miller to a multi-year contract.