According to Rand Getlin, the Denver Broncos have signed linebacker Von Miller to a six-year, $114.5 million deal that includes $70 million in guaranteed money by March 2018.
The Super Bowl 50 MVP is staying in Denver for many years to come.
I'm told the #Broncos and Von Miller have agreed to terms on a six-year contract. Awesome outcome for the reigning Super Bowl MVP.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) July 15, 2016
Von Miller and the Broncos have agreed on his 6-year deal, as expected. He gets $114M and $70M in guarantees.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 15, 2016
After a long offseason of drama between the two sides that included Von Miller stating he will not play under the Franchise Tag, the Broncos and Miller got something done before the July 15th deadline.
The sticking point in the contract talks was all about the guaranteed money. The Broncos initial offer to Miller back in June lacked in that department, and since then the two sides traded multiple proposals. Thankfully they were able to find a middle ground and agree to a deal before the July 15th deadline.
FOR LIFE pic.twitter.com/ayvzpJ1WZh— Von Miller (@Millerlite40) July 15, 2016
Miller was in a contract year in 2015, and boy did he earn himself every penny of this deal. He had a total of 11 sacks and 4 forced fumbles during the season but really turned it on for the postseason. He totaled 11 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception in three games this postseason.
The supreme edge rusher helped the Broncos' defense stop the explosive Pittsburgh Steelers offense, and he dominated the Patriots offensive line, making life a living hell for Tom Brady.
He didn't stop there. Miller completely dominated in the Super Bowl, setting the tone early on and applying the dagger in the big game by forcing two fumbles from the MVP Cam Newton. Von was a big reason why the Broncos won their third Super Bowl and no one else deserved the Super Bowl 50 MVP award more than him.
His career numbers look just as great.
Miller has played five seasons (one shortened by suspension and injury) in the NFL and has racked up some impressive stats. During those five seasons, he has totaled 260 tackles, 60 sacks, 1 interception, and 17 forced fumbles.
(photo via Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports Images)
Also, in seven career postseason games, Miller has totaled 31 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 interception.
It just made too much sense to lock up Miller for years to come. Players like him do not come around often, and if he keeps up this pace, Miller will one day end up in Canton, and his plaque will be in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.
I'm looking forward to seeing Von terrorize quarterbacks, make game-changing plays, and continue his Hall Of Fame career in orange and blue.