5 moves the Broncos should plan on making for 2021 offseason
4. Broncos must extend Von Miller
This is one of the more complicated situations facing the Denver Broncos leading into the 2021 offseason.
Von Miller is coming off of a potentially season-ending injury, though there remains a chance he could come back to play yet in 2020.
Even after the injury, Miller should be extended by the Denver Broncos however they can figure out a way to get it done.
One of the major reasons for this? We have only gotten to see Miller and Bradley Chubb for one season together — 2018. With Vic Fangio, the only four games that Miller and Chubb were on the field together, the Broncos struggled to record sacks and that was the narrative.
It’s such a shame that Broncos fans have not gotten the chance to see how good the duo of Miller and Chubb could be together.
Miller is entering the final year of his contract in 2021. His cap number is $22.125 million with dead money of just $4.125 million. Many talking heads have opined that Miller is one of the Broncos’ likeliest cap casualties in 2021 given the potential decrease in cap space.
I do not see it that way at all, though time will tell.
Miller should be a Bronco for life. Even into his 30s, the Broncos know that Miller’s style of play will translate as he can win with speed, power, great hands, quickness, and instincts as an edge defender. The Broncos may not give Miller another deal north of $100 million, but they could give him a new three-year contract extension to basically make him a Bronco for life and change the structure of his 2021 salary to even increase their cap space.
Miller has made it known he wants to be a life-long Coloradoan. He wants to be with the Broncos through the good times and the bad times. The Broncos have to figure out a way to make sure he only plays for one team his whole NFL career.