The Denver Broncos are keeping OLB Von Miller around, as they are picking up his option for the 2020 season.
Von Miller will be back with the Denver Broncos for the 2020 season.
It was announced that the team will be exercising the pass rusher’s 2020 option, which means that they will be paying him $17,500,000 in base salary and $6 million in guaranteed money.
This is phenomenal news. Miller has been an all-star for the Denver Broncos since being drafted in 2011 as the second-overall pick. While his first season in head coach Vic Fangio’s system didn’t go as planned, there is room to grow and become the player he always has been.
This also means that the Broncos will be keeping at least one of their top defensive players. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. will become a free agent in 2020 but there is still a chance that he re-signs with the Broncos at some point.
Miller has a lot on his resume. He became the team’s all-time leader in sacks during the 2019 season, recording over 100 for his career. He also has a Super Bowl MVP award to his name.
The news of the Broncos picking up Miller’s option is also exciting because we get to see another year of dominant outside linebacker play on both sides of the defense. Bradley Chubb will return from a torn ACL next season.
In 2018, the two combined for 26.5 sacks.
There is a lot to look forward to in the future of the Denver Broncos. With a new quarterback at the helm and a young team surrounding him, the 2020s could be a very exciting decade for the team, who has unfortunately not seen a ton of success following their Super Bowl 50 victory.
Keeping Von Miller around as long as possible is in the best interest of the Denver Broncos.