If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times — Von Miller is in Denver to stay. Whether by franchise tag, a long-term contract extension, or both, Miller will eventually become the highest paid defensive player in the NFL and that check will be written by John Elway and the Denver Broncos.
After his performance in the AFC title game, the Broncos should simply hand Miller a blank check and just let he and his agent fill it out. You want to see what $110 million looks like? See the picture above.
Miller is a superstar. A game-changer. As much as has been made of the impact of Cam Newton in Carolina, the Broncos have been nearly unbeatable in the five years Von Miller has been with the team. He has had his slip-ups off the field, but when he’s playing, he is a dominant force and over the last two seasons with DeMarcus Ware in the fold, he’s only gotten better.
The scary thing for the rest of the NFL is that Miller has yet to reach his ceiling, and there may not be one in general. The way he has played this season, there is no question that Von Miller is going to be one of the most talked about players in unrestricted free agency this season, but if you’re a hopeful fan from another NFL club reading this, you can squash the dreams right now.
Von Miller isn’t leaving Denver.