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Broncos pick up Von Miller option

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The Broncos wisely waited until nearly the last minute, but they ultimately did what they were expected to do with linebacker Von Miller.

Per multiple reports, the Broncos have picked up the fifth-year option on the second overall pick in the 2011 draft.

Miller, who was suspended six games to start the 2013 season due to his latest violation of the substance-abuse policy, is one strike away from a one-year suspension.  But the fifth-year salary is guaranteed only for injury, so the Broncos are protected against any off-field issues or a sudden drop in on-field performance.

He’s currently rehabbing a torn ACL, and he’s expected to be ready to go for Week One.  What he does this year, on the field and off, will go a long way toward determining whether the Broncos tear up the contract and give Miller a long-term deal.

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24 Responses to “Broncos pick up Von Miller option”
  1. ninerfan80 says: May 1, 2014 3:02 PM

    He’s a great player. Him and Aldon Smith need to stop messing up off the field.

  2. swaggyy says: May 1, 2014 3:05 PM

    Bust

  3. allidoiswin55 says: May 1, 2014 3:07 PM

    He’s a cheater , not only would he have failed a 3rd test to finally get suspended but he literally cheated the test . While the kid is a stud he’s only a bit of a moron and needs Ware to really show him how to be a respected and lasting professional. But Von is a beast talent wise no doubt but his character is crap.

  4. kayakattack says: May 1, 2014 3:14 PM

    Haters gon hate

  5. Norseman says: May 1, 2014 3:15 PM

    Shocking.

    OK, not really.

  6. s0merand0mguy says: May 1, 2014 3:15 PM

    The Bronco’s also pick up on choking habits and disappointment for 2014 as well.

  7. koolaidsgonebad says: May 1, 2014 3:18 PM

    Damn! I got fooled. I always thought he was smarter after wearing those glassless glasses.

  8. vikesr4reel says: May 1, 2014 3:24 PM

    Von is overrated!!
    Where was he in the SB???

  9. socalcharger says: May 1, 2014 3:55 PM

    Talib, Ware, Peyton, Demaryius, Julian, Ward, Vasquez. How will the broncos afford all of these big contracts? Who besides Welker is getting kicked to the curb next season? Bronco fans?

  10. patriotsarespygaters says: May 1, 2014 4:20 PM

    too bad he cant pick it up himself
    #bumknee
    he was so dominant in his 1st 2 years though

  11. naterysavy says: May 1, 2014 4:20 PM

    The Broncos will be fine. Peyton will retire in the next year or two, thus opening his $20 million+ salary to pay other players. Nearly all other Broncos have very cap friendly contracts. Plus, Elway has shown year in and year out that he is a closer in free agency, so if others decide to leave, they’ll just be replaced with other top free agents.

  12. bennyb82 says: May 1, 2014 4:25 PM

    “Hey, have you guys heard of this thing called email? Works great! Fast AND reliable.”

  13. drsummeroff says: May 1, 2014 4:46 PM

    So who’s going to be this years MR. Irrelevant?

  14. shawtiernan says: May 1, 2014 4:55 PM

    None of Peyton’s contract is a signing bonus. So really, if things get tight all they have to is extend him 2-3 years allocate a certain amount as a bonus, he could free upwards of 10 mil on the cap.

  15. shawtiernan says: May 1, 2014 4:57 PM

    Also, the majority of the big signings were front loaded cuz we had the cap space this year. All of our big signings will count less against the cap next year then they do this year. Elway knows what he’s doing.

  16. scw1993 says: May 1, 2014 5:20 PM

    elway knew what he was doing when he signed the 20mil dollar choker…who then went on to claim that he wasn’t “embarrassed” when he lost the sb, and cheated when he met with his oc “because it’s not against the rules to get better.” Golden boy thinks he’s above all the rules.

  17. dcpatfan says: May 1, 2014 5:55 PM

    Don’t matter.
    GRSQB can’t carry him.

  18. caseyanthonymunoz says: May 1, 2014 6:30 PM

    Broncos haven’t won a SB since Capgate. Truth hurts. Cheaters.

  19. frostymugobeer says: May 1, 2014 6:34 PM

    I get a kick outta all the “peyton took all the money” posts.
    Manning makes the same as many qb,s….Cutler-Romo_Flacco…all about 20mil a year.
    the difference is Manning is one of only a couple that deserve it.
    He’s one of best qb’s to ever suit up for the nfl….give the dude a break.
    also the cap is going up again in 2016 so the Broncos will be in good shape capwise for the foreseeable future.

  20. thefiesty1 says: May 1, 2014 6:48 PM

    Good move. How many points did that defense let Seattle score? 43? ‘nuf said.

  21. hoss408 says: May 1, 2014 10:54 PM

    I find it funny that anyone would call him a bust. The guy is an amazing player! An idiot off the field, but a bust he is not!

  22. babygaga19 says: May 1, 2014 10:55 PM

    Hey, Bronco Haters. Denver has won their division the last three years. Last year they went to the SB. How the hell is your team doing?

  23. orangeisthenewblue says: May 2, 2014 1:29 AM

    Only 2 time pro-bowler in his first two years as a bronco. Give this man a contract!! Are you high? Oh. Wait, what. I forgot what we were talking about :-)

  24. joetoronto says: May 2, 2014 4:30 AM

    I don’t see anything that points to Elway knowing what he’s doing, nothing.

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