Von Miller will be a Bronco for life.
That's what the Super Bowl MVP believes, that's what he told fans yesterday at his "Chalk Talk" Q&A event, and that's exactly what everyone wanted to hear.
Von: "I'm going to be a Denver Bronco for life."— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 4, 2016
Still, it'll be nice when the edge rusher and the Broncos front office make it official and Broncos fans everywhere can breathe a little easier.
But when it comes to the business side of football, Miller really doesn't concern himself with the drama. He wants to be a Bronco. The Broncos want to keep him. It will work out.
Von: "I'm going to be here in Denver no matter what. The contract is going to take care of itself."— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 4, 2016
Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post was on hand recording much of the Q&A via tweets, which included a "dance off" with a young fan and random questions about everything from Dancing With The Stars to Mother's Day to former teammates to his contract.
As usual, Von was Von - sincere, funny and confident.
Planning to take his mother to Vegas this weekend to celebrate her "day," Miller credits his mom for so much of his success.
Von on his mom: "She's never missed a football game... That's how she helped get him to the level that I am now."— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 4, 2016
Having just come off the set of DWTS where he and partner Witney Carson were recently voted off, Miller said the best part of the experience was getting to know and hanging out with Carson.
Among his dances for the show, Miller played Prince Charming, The King and The King of Pop - as if royalty was an intended theme for the dancing linebacker. But he still conceded to a young fan who challenged him to a dance-off:
Von dance off with a fan. He conceded the win. pic.twitter.com/ooD5PCDHtW— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 4, 2016
What Broncos fans are mostly interested in is when Miller plans to return and defend his unofficial King of Sacks title. And Miller told fans he isn't worried about missing time with the team for the beginning of voluntary workouts.
"Nah, I'm good," he said at the event. "I got great teammates around me."
Given his response to what it's like to sack Tom Brady, I doubt we need to worry about how motivated No. 58 will be next season to help the defending Super Bowl champions.
Von asked how it was sacking Tom Brady: "It was like sleeping on a bed."— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 4, 2016
Although Miller won't have Malik Jackson to rely on in the middle, he believes the Broncos can repeat as Super Bowl champions.
And despite his superstar existence of late, the edge rusher has clearly been paying attention to recent developments in Dove Valley. The addition of No. 1 draft pick Paxton Lynch could positively affect Miller's contract talks as Lynch's rookie salary will give John Elway a little breathing room for his 2011 No.1 pick.
But on the surface at least, Miller is more interested in how the young quarterback out of Memphis will help the team.
Von on the #Broncos 1st round QB: "Paxton, he looks like a superstar to me."— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 4, 2016