The Denver Broncos reportedly will talk to Von Miller’s reps up to tomorrow’s franchise tag deadline in hopes of getting a new deal done…
Never say never…
The Denver Broncos and Von Miller have been working on a long-term contract, and at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, John Elway hinted that the two parties were ‘in the ballpark’ as negotiations continued.
What ensued after that has been a little bit of a mixed bag. There were reports from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Broncos and Miller were optimistic a deal would get done before tomorrow afternoon, and perhaps that hasn’t changed, but since his report, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that the Broncos are expected to tag Miller.
Perhaps a long-term deal will get done, perhaps it won’t. One way or another, Von Miller will be a member of the Denver Broncos for 2016 and beyond.
As the deadline looms (Tuesday afternoon), James Palmer of NFL Network is now reporting that the Broncos and Von Miller’s reps will continue to talk in hopes of a new deal.
If nothing else, this is encouraging from the standpoint that the two sides have not given up hope on getting a long-term deal done by tomorrow’s deadline. It may be unlikely, maybe even improbable, but if anyone can get it done, it’s John Elway.
Getting a deal done for Miller would give the Broncos a lot of flexibility in terms of what they can do with Malik Jackson and Brock Osweiler, who appear to be next in the line of priority for them. If Miller isn’t able to be signed to a long-term deal by the deadline, the Broncos will tag him, and likely lose out on at least Malik Jackson.
The offseasons in Denver are never lacking for intrigue.