According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there is a chance that the Broncos and Von Miller could get a long term deal done before the franchise tag deadline.
We all know that Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller is one of the best defensive players in the league right now. His last two games were MVP-worthy recording five sacks and forcing two fumbles.
There is no doubt that Miller is set to become the most sought after free agent this season, but the Broncos are not going to let him escape. If a deal was not to get done, the Broncos are expected to franchise tag the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
However, there is a chance that the tag will not be needed.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that the Broncos and Von Miller are on the verge of a “mega-long term extension.” The team is optimistic that it can get done before the franchise tag deadline.
This is huge for the Broncos and Von Miller. The team is looking for a deal to make Miller the highest paid defensive player in NFL history. And he has certainly deserved it. I am interested in how long and for how much this mega long term will be for.
If this deal also gets done, that allows the Broncos to use the franchise tag on another player. This could really help Malik Jackson or Brock Osweiler. Reports last night state that Jackson and the Broncos are looking for somewhere around a $12-$13 million a year deal.
For Osweiler, it would be a chance to play under the franchise tag and use it as a chance to work a deal out or use it as a dress rehearsal of sorts to see if he can be the guy for the job.
With Manning’s decision on retirement still up in the air, the franchise tag will also keep Osweiler in Denver if Manning does decide to play out the final year of his contract.
Either way you spin it, the fact that Miller and the Broncos could get a deal done is optimistic news for the franchise. Keep it plugged here as we follow this development closely. Go Broncos!