Von Miller “expecting a deal any day”

AP

When Broncos General Manager John Elway spoke to the media about linebacker Von Miller last week, he said that the sides had exchanged one formal contract offer and counteroffer in an attempt to find agreement on a long-term contract.

Elway didn’t characterize such an agreement as close to happening, but said he was hopeful that they’d be able to find the right numbers before the July 15 deadline for the franchise-tagged Miller to sign a multi-year contract. On Wednesday, Miller sounded the same hopeful notes while in Denver to host a charity event while saying that the process was “just business” and nothing he took negatively.

“My teammates know what type of teammate I am,” Miller said, via the Denver Post. “They know what type of guy I am. It’s just the business part of it. There’s really no hard feelings or anything like that. [The Broncos] know what type of guy I am. I’m expecting a deal any day. That’s just the type of mind-set I have.”

Negotiations with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas went down to the wire before he signed last year and plenty of other players with tags have seen things play out the same way, so there’s no reason for either side to feel put out by the pace of negotiations. With the draft starting tonight, there will be one big thing off the Broncos’ to-do list and more time to turn their attention to Miller’s deal.

6 responses to “Von Miller “expecting a deal any day”

  1. He deserves a contract with twice the money that Malik Jackson will earn in Jacksonville, since Von Miller is more valuable than two opportunist defensive ends. C’mon Elway, show the money, over or under the table.

  2. I don’t get why this is taking so long, I mean he just played out of his mind during these playoff. I can’t keep saying in Elway I trust if he’s being cheap with his best players.. #GoBroncos

  3. Elway is smart. He is not going to overpay for any one player….no matter whom said player may be. He will make Von a reasonable offer…… If Von wants more he will be gone next season. This is what it takes to successfully manage a team in the salary cap era.

  4. That’s why the Broncos are going to start Captain Butt Fumble as their QB this year, because Elway has overpaid over the years for free agents. They have no cap space to sign a quality QB and now he’s going to mortgage the franchise’s future by over paying to keep Miller. Mark my word whatever deal they sign Miller to in 2 years they will be asking him to restructure his contract and reduce his salary.

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