After days and hours of work to get a deal done, it appears as if the deal could not get done. The Broncos will place the franchise tag on Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.
Well, you can’t say that Von Miller and the Denver Broncos did not try to get something done. Both sides appeared to be close. But it can be difficult to pay someone such a high amount.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Broncos have franchise tagged Von Miller. The tag is the exclusive tag. This means that none of the other 31 teams can touch Miller as long as he has that tag.
From what is being said, it was a mutual decision between the two parties, so I am perfectly okay with this. This only allows the Broncos more time to negotiate with Miller’s party. And who knows, perhaps they can get something done before the March 9th free agency period begins.
However, we all know that franchise tagging Miller greatly impacts the other free agents on the roster. In my honest opinion, I would not be surprised at all if Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan test the market. But the franchise tag does give the Broncos the chance to negotiate with their other free agents for the time being.
Perhaps what it came down to was the amount of money the Broncos had in order to negotiate not only with Miller, but the other free agents pending as well.
The franchise tag gives the Broncos and Miller up until July 15th to come up with a new deal. If a deal is not reached by then, then Miller would be forced to play under the one year deal. For linebackers, the franchise tag gives them $14.04 million dollars.
I would not be surprised if something happens sooner rather than later. I just hope Miller does not miss out on any activities in the meantime as far as offseason workouts are concerned. But I highly doubt he does. Both sides are eager to get something done, and I think they do.
Keep it here at Predominantly Orange as we keep you updated on all news regarding free agency. Go Broncos!