Denver Broncos Pro-Bowl linebacker wants a long term deal to remain in the Mile High city, expressing his desire to remain in a Bronco uniform while threatening to sit out the upcoming NFL season if no deal is reached, a threat that is very possible, according to sources.
Now, talks between the two sides have silenced.
The team is hoping that a mutual agreement between the two can come within the next few hours, and belief that progress has been made since February’s Super Bowl 50 win is circulating.
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ProFootballTalk.com has reported that Miller’s representatives are not in close contact with the team. The plan is for the Broncos to make an offer to Miller, who will either accept or decline it, a method that proves to be in Miller’s favor. If a favorable deal is not reached, he can sit out training camp or the entire season until the organization and front office buckle.
If the team were to use the one-year franchise tag on him worth $14.129 million, Miller would not take it, which he told ESPN on Monday.
The deadline for Denver to sign one of the league’s premier players is Friday at 4 p.m. ET. Neither side is speaking up, and talks at this point have become a public mystery.
Von Miller’s fate could be decided in less than 24 hours. The Super Bowl MVP deserves every penny of any long-term deal reached.
The Miller camp has no obligation to give in. At this point, the pressure is on the Broncos to sign their leader.
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