Von Miller To Miss Most Of Workout Program

Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi
Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi /
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Von Miller will sign his contract extension with the Denver Broncos, it just so happens to be taking forever much like our quarterback. Since no contract has been reached and Miller’s Dancing With Stars adventure has continued, there will be no Miller Time at most of the offseason program.

Miller’s performance against the Patriots and Panthers in the playoffs will earn one of the richest contracts in NFL history. Miller is seeking a deal worth $20 million per year richer than Olivier Vernon of the New York Giants, who signed a 5-year $85 million contract worth up to $52 million guaranteed (larger than JJ Watt!). If Vernon who is not the talent of Miller signs that type of contract, Miller has an argument for why he deserves a $20 million per year contract. The Broncos are looking to sign Miller to $17-18 million a year.

Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is sacked and stripped of the ball by Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) in the first quarter during Super Bowl 50 at Levi
Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is sacked and stripped of the ball by Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) in the first quarter during Super Bowl 50 at Levi /

This should not alarm fans when a player is handed a franchise tag. The franchise tag historically is not received well by any player. Demaryius Thomas had this same scenario last offseason, but signed his lengthy extension before the workout program began. Thomas is not performing in Dancing With The Stars, but Thomas can relate to Miller’s situation.

It certainly is a worry how ready for training camp Miller will be. But given how quickly Miller can dissect an offensive lineman, he will be ready as quick as his dip move. The production for Miller will not change once he hits the field. Actually, an argument could be made due to Miller performing in Dancing With The Stars (different workout regimen), he will be lighter on his feet than he has in year’s past.

The Denver Broncos workout program begins Apr. 18 on Monday and the NFL Draft begins on Apr. 28. Predominantly Orange has you covered all season long.