Von Miller: I won’t sign franchise tag, it’s “a league-wide problem”

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Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller insists that he will not play this season for the $14 million franchise tag, calling the tag itself a problem for players that he can help fix.

“No, I’m not gonna play on the franchise tag. It just doesn’t make sense in any way,” Miller said on ESPN.

Miller claims that his issue isn’t about the money. His issue is that the franchise tag is inherently unfair to NFL players because it restricts their ability to find out their true market value.

“I’ve never really played for money,” Miller said. “It’s bigger than that for me. It’s a league-wide problem that I feel like I’m in a situation to help out with.”

The question then becomes, What if Miller and the Broncos can’t work out a deal by Friday, which is the deadline for franchise players to sign a long-term contract? If that deadline passes, and Miller and the Broncos still haven’t agreed to a deal, there aren’t a lot of good options left.

One option would be for Miller to sign the franchise tag, but he says he won’t do that. Another option would be for the Broncos to agree to pay Miller more than the $14 million franchise tag number on a one-year deal this season, but that seems unlikely: Teams believe they negotiated for the right to use the franchise tag, and they don’t want to give that up. And the final option would be for Miller to refuse to play, on the idea that he could make more as a free agent next year.

Miller is strongly suggesting that he could skip the entire 2016 season. That still seems unlikely, but it becomes more likely if he hasn’t signed by Friday.

107 responses to “Von Miller: I won’t sign franchise tag, it’s “a league-wide problem”

  1. Sigh, this is such a lame argument by Miller and every other tagged player to make. The franchise tag is part of the CBA which the union and players willingly agreed to. So weak when these players whine about it.

    And to say he doesn’t play for the money is absurd and disingenuous. Money doesn’t matter until you don’t have any. When you make tens of millions per year it’s easy to downplay its importance. Such a weak statement made here.

  2. Without it the NFL becomes the NBA. Inmates running the asylum? No thanks. Plus it stopped you from holding the Broncos hostage during these negotiations, Von. Keep the tag where it is. Especially if the players are against it. I always rout for the name on the front of the jersey, not the back…

    Still Love ya Von!

  3. “Teams believe they negotiated for the right to use the franchise tag, and they don’t want to give that up.”

    There’s no believe. The NFL has negotiated the ability to use the franchise tag in the CBA. The NFLPA considered this a vast improvement to the previous system, where there was no free agency. Teams held all the leverage, and players pretty much had the choice of playing for what was offered, or not playing at all.

    If the NFLPA wants to negotiate the franchise tag out of the next CBA, the NFL will ask for something in return.

    I’m not saying it’s a fair system, or even a great one. But, Miller’s response seems to be the “hold my breath until I get my away” approach.

  4. “It’s a league-wide problem” No it isn’t, it was negotiated into the CBA by the league and the union.

  5. I’m not sure where I stand here. As a fan, I like the franchise tag since it helps teams keep their key players. But, I completely understand his stance here. As it’s been pointed out on this website several times, it takes away from his leverage, and as a result there have been several less-talented players that have gotten more money than Von since they weren’t tagged.

  6. “I’ve never really played for money.”

    Right …

    And the readers of this website have never really guzzled cans of beer because they’re alcoholics.

  7. What an idiot.
    He’s painting himself into a corner and for what?
    To sacrifice his career for some ridiculous altruistic stance that was collectively bargained for.
    He is being used as a reverse union breaker by the union to renege on their deal with the owners.
    What an idiot.

  8. Sure you won’t. Funny what people say to try to gain negotiating power. He won’t be sitting out so it will either be they reach a deal or he signs the FT.

  9. Pfftttttttt. Not about the money. Gotcha.

    Here’s a thought. Instead of making a stand on something you have no shot at winning you work with your union rep and work on getting the franchise tag removed as part of the next CBA. Right after neutering Goodell.

  10. “I’ve never really played for money,” Miller said. “It’s bigger than that for me. It’s a league-wide problem that I feel like I’m in a situation to help out with.”
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    You ACTUALLY said this after you complained about the amount of guaranteed MONEY and how long it would take you to get it ????

  11. Miller is just bluffing. It’s all a negotiating tactic. While it conceivably could happen, I highly doubt that he’s going to voluntarily sit out a full year in the prime of his career and lose a minimum of $14 million by doing that, and probably much more than that when you take into consideration possible endorsement deals that he’d get while playing this season.. I’d say there’s a 98% chance a deal will be reached with the Broncos by Friday’s deadline.

  12. Could you imagine someone throwing such a fuss about making $14mil a year for playing a sport? I understand the injury issue, but you’re a football player, man up! This guy thinks he has it tough. How about working hard, going to school for years to get a degree and making 50k a year to be a teacher or a cop? Those folks have it tough, not you.

  13. I could see his point if the Broncos never offered him a contract and were only offering him the franchise tag but didn’t they offer him $61 mil guaranteed? So if it’s not about the money, why didn’t he sign that contract? I wish these guys would just come out and say they want more money instead of coming up with these asinine excuses.

  14. He’s going to turn down 114 mil and 60 mil over the first 3 yrs guranteed?

    If he does that he will regret it. No team will offer more after sitting out and having to give the Broncos a first and 3rd round pick to sign him.

    Also I doubt he ever makes up the 20 million he loses this yr by sitting out.

  15. I say let him take the season off. Then, next season, he can sign a huge contract with a team like Miami, where he can be the Head Bozo on a lousy team.

  16. I’m not sure if the Broncos are willing to try this, but there was a team back in the late 90’s that just circumvented the salary cap an covertly paid the player(s) in a “round about” way so that they could fit everyone into their total cap. They should really research that.

    Pay the MAN!

  17. Every teacher, police officer, and firefighter should have a minimum salary of 1 million and guaranteed contracts. Pro athletes should make no more than 100,000 a year. Hahahahahahahaha…..maybe you would have a whole different police, firefighter, and teacher pool to pick from and a whole lot in these professions would be out of jobs:)

  18. So I guess everyone forgets Reggie White & what he did for free agency, because I’m sure half of you were saying the same thing then as you are now.. Von Miller is right & he will be proven right in just a few days or next year. And don’t give me this Bull about I wish I could sign for $14 million for one year & that he’s just being greedy. If you idiots could play football or were in any other career that commanded that kind of money, I’m sure you wouldn’t be saying, “Sure, I’ll take less money per year because that’s what the public wants me to do & America will proud of me for doing so.” Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula.. America is a country founded on Capitalism & all Von is doing is proving our founders right.

  19. How dare you insult me be only offering me $14 million to play for one season.

    I can’t believe the nerve of Denver, using a collectively bargained right to short change him by only paying him the average of the top 5 paid people at his position.

    That is insulting.

    And then to top it off, they had the audacity to offer him $114 million over 6 years.

    How can anyone be forced to work for such menial wages.

  20. handsofsteelhartofstone says:
    Jul 11, 2016 4:25 PM
    no professional athlete should be making this kind of money when teachers, police, and fire fighters make next to nothing in comparison.
    —————
    Why, why, why on earth are you comparing teachers , police, and firefighters to professional sports?
    There IS NO COMPARISON! When there is a free market for teachers and police, and when firemen can negotiate their salaries THEN you can compare the professions. Otherwise, don’t compare a linebacker to a paramedic.

  21. “I’ve never really played for money,” Miller said. “It’s bigger than that for me.”

    =============

    To be fair, we couldn’t see his face when he made this comment to tell whether he was serious or being sarcastic.

    I’d actually have more respect for him if he said “it is about the money” instead of lying to the world by saying “it’s not about the money.”

  22. VM is now a bum in my mind.

    He reminds me of Latrell Sprewell of the Minnesota T-Wolves, who once said of his $14 million offer that he had a family to feed.

    SIT OUT, MILLER. AND GO AWAY.

  23. He’s good but NOT that good and that’s why Elway doesn’t want to pony up to much. Denver will be a wild card at best with Sanchez and Elway knows he need’s cash for a REAL QB not a pass rushing specialist…

  24. “I’ve never really played for money,”

    Then just sign a contract for the league minimum….wait….that’s a lot less than $70M that you want. But it’s not about the money right?

  25. chc4 says:
    Jul 11, 2016 4:24 PM

    Sigh, this is such a lame argument by Miller and every other tagged player to make. The franchise tag is part of the CBA which the union and players willingly agreed to. So weak when these players whine about it.

    And to say he doesn’t play for the money is absurd and disingenuous. Money doesn’t matter until you don’t have any. When you make tens of millions per year it’s easy to downplay its importance. Such a weak statement made here.

    96 – 16
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    chc4

    Like any vote, it doesn’t mean that all constituents agreed to the measure that won/passed.

    The union members get to vote and unless it was a unanimous decision, there were players who didn’t want to see the version of the CBA passed that is currently in place.

    Star players have a much different take on things than do role players in all pro sports. In a union with around 1,000 players there is no way there will ever be 100% complete agreement by them.

    Simply because there is a CBA in place does NOT mean that each and every player was for it, only that it passed with enough votes to be implemented.

    For those that don’t like Trump and don’t want him to be president, let’s say he wins at the polls this fall (he won’t).

    According to you it would mean that all Americans wanted Trump to be president because an election was held and he won.

    Just because a CBA is voted on does not mean everyone was in favor of it.

  26. It’s not about the money. He just wants to be paid more than the other four highest paid players in the league at his position.

  27. If I were spending my money, I’d rather have a first a third and all that money in my account than pay top 5 money for a player who has had one great post season and a roller coaster ride.

  28. This has turned into a circus. Why he involves the media, around every corner, I don’t know. As a lifelong Bronco fan, this has all gotten me wondering whether or not he is worth all of this. Granted, an epic talent. If I am thinking this way, there has to be others in the building thinking this way as well. We sign this deal, how much talent flies out of the window at other positions of need because we can no longer afford to keep quality, mid range talent. I don’t think I would be saying this/ feeling this way if this had all been handled professionally and under the radar of the media circus. Von is a great talent, but all of the collective decisions he has made in Denver, including this sideshow, leaves much to be desired. It’s too bad.

  29. Wow, between this and they way they’ve messed up their QB situation, you can write the Broncos off for 2016.

  30. I’d respect him more if he just came out and said he wants $70MM guaranteed because he’s at the peak of his value and needs to cash-in.

  31. Supposedly offered $61 mil guaranteed based on everything I have read and he has not accepted as of yet.

    Life long Bronx fan here for perspective.

    Trade him. Or, tag him and get the picks next year. I no longer want him on this team. He is proving to be a complete idiot. Can’t believe he makes these ridiculous comments… sounds like a Trump mini me.

  32. stellarperformance says:
    Jul 11, 2016 5:16 PM

    It’s not about the money. He just wants to be paid more than the other four highest paid players in the league at his position.
    ———————

    Then he needs to hold out and go to a team that overpays for players.

  33. People need to realize if Von signs that tag he could be tagged again and then again. No injury protection no up front gauranteed money. For the first 8 years of his career no free agency. That is a lot to risk and if I were him I wouldn’t sign it either. The problem isn’t the tag it’s the teams using it to strong arm players into a corner. That’s how things like this spiral out of control because Elway isn’t treating Von like a free agent. No one said tagging a player meant you got to low ball him. Sorry but I cheer for the players because I don’t ever wanna be charged 200 bucks to watch the arena league players go at it.

  34. This guy is not very smart. A 5 year – $14 million deal is equivalent to $70 million guaranteed money! This is a one year deal. If they don’t sign him and he has any kind of a year at all, his eventual contract will be huge! Take the deal – go buy some insurance and have fun. Being a pain in the ass is stupid!

  35. Has a police record, gets busted for PED’s and now fighting for the rights of all “franchised tagged” players who go through hell of making millions of dollars on one year contract and having their true”market value” destroyed by such a terrible thing. Von Miller, a TRUE American hero.

  36. Good for him. Stay strong Von. Whiny grocery baggers here shouldn’t quit their day jobs.

  37. Overpaid blowhard.
    Trying to take it to the man
    Black list him

    *************************
    Let him sit.
    He is NOT worth it.

  38. Calling the franchise tag a league-wide problem is laughable. There are 32 franchise tags available and 10 were used this year with 2 being rescinded. The lowest tag is for a kicker at $4.5M and a safety at $10.8M, hardly poor house figures. Miller’s latest offer included around $60M guaranteed and I wouldn’t call him being low-balled. If the NFLPA wants to fight for the top players in the league (there the ones that get the tag), at the expense of the rest of the players, they’re dumber than I thought. They will have to give something to get rid of the franchise tag – that’s how negotiations work. They would be better off fighting for who handles suspensions and appeals, pain medication/marijuana etc. – things that affect the entire union and not the top 5% of the union. Otherwise the league will be playing 18 games, with Goodell overseeing all suspensions, but there won’t be franchise tags – and the union will say it was a victory, until the season and suspensions start.

  39. A bigger problem is that the CBA can not be ratified or amended or agreed upon until this current CBA expires in like 20 20 or something many years down the road.

  40. sc5000 says:
    Jul 11, 2016 5:47 PM
    People need to realize if Von signs that tag he could be tagged again and then again. No injury protection no up front gauranteed money. For the first 8 years of his career no free agency. That is a lot to risk and if I were him I wouldn’t sign it either. The problem isn’t the tag it’s the teams using it to strong arm players into a corner. That’s how things like this spiral out of control because Elway isn’t treating Von like a free agent. No one said tagging a player meant you got to low ball him. Sorry but I cheer for the players because I don’t ever wanna be charged 200 bucks to watch the arena league players go at it.
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    He’s being offered $114.5m with over $60M guaranteed you call that lowball? or not being treated like a free agent? Saying tagging a player meant you got to low ball them proves you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    And if you were him you would sign the tag in a NY minute. Most of us would since we won’t make the kind of money in our lifetimes. NFL reality vs Reality are two different things.

  41. handsofsteelhartofstone says:
    Jul 11, 2016 4:25 PM
    no professional athlete should be making this kind of money when teachers, police, and fire fighters make next to nothing in comparison.
    —————————————————————-
    Oddly, much of the general public falls for the right wing rhetoric about the evils of unions. In terms of pay for teachers, fire fighters, and police, those who oppose unions are the ones to point the finger at, not NFL players.

  42. Stick it to em 4 eyes. It will make horse face think twice about playing hardball with contracts.

    The Raiders, Chiefs and Chargers are enjoying the drama!

  43. I support Von. Hang tough! Either they pay you, or play without you this year.

    The Jets are doing it to Wilkerson too!!

  44. Dude, you’re playing under the terms your union negotiated and agreed to. You have the right to withhold your services, but don’t think it’s going to change anything.

  45. Good for you Von! The franchise tag needs to go. So stupid how a team can stop a player from hitting the open market after they played out their contract because they don’t want to pay the market rate. This is a free market economy. Owners of the NFL…everyone in the world pays market rate for everything they purchase…so should you. No discounts for billionaires who use taxpayer funds to build their billion dollar stadiums

  46. Franchise is top dollar at a position…so its not “below market rate”. It is equal to it.

    Doesn’t really matter if he signs a tag or deal or not. The Broncos are not going anywhere this year. They should just cut him and save the money.

  47. I guess Miller is yearning for more hang-time with his mate Manziel.

    Too much talking from him at this point. Much ado about a few mil. Just for making the point, I hope he decides not to play in 2016 and let’s see who loses the most.

  48. 1. The players signed the CBA, so speak to your leader.

    2. The Broncos upped the offer, go ahead and sit out. The broncos can’t afford to cave in. And you’ll never make that money back. Plus, if he sits he’s less valuable the next year, being older and rusty.

  49. Like I said before, if 61 million ain’t good enough, then sit out for a year and sign with somebody else!! I’m a die hard broncos fan and I don’t think they should break the team down just for one player. Give Sanders a contract, he’s not asking for all that money, he just want to be a bronco for life. Von you can sit out for a year, some team will sign you for the type of money you are looking for. Then that team will give us a 1st and a 3rd round for you. I’m completely cool with that. I never seen one player completely win a super bowl by himself. We have a complete defense and if you do leave we have up and coming LB’s!! I just hope Elway do not fold.

  50. The CBA doesn’t force the player to sign the tender. Why shouldn’t a top star come in after Week 10 if he doesn’t get the long term deal he is looking for? That’s the only real leverage, and it’s a right the players bargained for.

  51. Simple fix.
    The franchise tag should be a four year deal using the highest 20 players in the league as the litmus.
    That way team and player are both properly protected.
    The NFLPA hosed the players with this ridiculous 1 year tag.

  52. Not about the money? Oh….it really sounds like Miller wants big money so he can be lazy! Money is starting to ruin football. Greed and selfish is what Von
    Miller is!

  53. ZERO sympathy for Von Miller here. Remember, the previous CBA had rookies making huge amounts of money before ever stepping on the field. This CBA changed that to what it is now. Von Miller, while not yet drafted, was a NAMED PLAINTIFF in the lawsuit surrounding the lockout. That means Von Miller (not his team representative or any sort of vote) had to personally sign off on the CBA as it now stands and declare it acceptable and remove his lawsuit. In other words, Von Miller chose to accept the rookie wage scale AND the franchise tag system he now says is unfair.

    The tag itself is not really what his issue is. The stupid contracts offered by teams and signed by less talented players are the issue because he compares the contract to theirs. If Olivier Vernon’s (and others) deal would have been a reasonable 10 million per year with around $20-30M guaranteed he would have no problem whatsoever with the latest contract the Broncos offered or even with the guaranteed $14M franchise tag. It isn’t that contracts are not big enough. It is the huge egos among NFL players that many seem to think they should be the highest paid.

  54. @mushroommike

    If Cox from Philly who has accomplished nothing compared to Von in this league is getting 63 million then yes 61 million is a low ball offer. Save me the funny money stuff at the end of the deal the guarantee is all that matters.

    This is Elways fault big time. Elway shouldn’t have offered that ludicrous 38.5 million offer in the first place. That started all the bad blood. Then he gave the Miller camp the hard line for a month. Then Cox signed his deal which changed the market for Miller regardless of your opinion.

    Elway undervalued the market for him and it’s not Von or his agents job to fix the mistake made by the Broncos. They blew it. 61 million would have got it done 3 months ago bit now not even close.

  55. “I’ve never really played for money,” Miller said. “It’s bigger than that for me. It’s a league-wide problem that I feel like I’m in a situation to help out with.”

    ——————–

    PED-Man, to the rescue!

  56. He should be applauded for standing up for player rights. The owners have the bulk of the bargaining power. The players have 1, hold out. He’s exercising his right to not sign. At least he didn’t sign and then try to not show up or something, or worse yet be under a contract and refuse to honor it.
    VM is a man.

  57. Some of the comments on here are so PRO ESTABLISHMENT its UNREAL!!! Of Course he needs/wants to strike NOW!!! His Earning potential/Star Power will NEVER be as Strong as it is RIGHT NOW.

    ANYTHING could happen this year, injury/Off Year and he could possibly NEVER see the Guaranteed $$$ he could possibly get either RIGHT NOW or after Skipping this season.

    Whats so hard about understanding that he needs to Strike while the Iron is Hot!!!??? He Shined bright on the biggest stage wreaking Havoc to the tune of Superbowl 50 MVP. I’m sure Von as well as his agent have paid attention to what a guy like Darelle Revis did to circumvent the “system” and GET PAID WHAT THEY DESERVE!

    I will not say that Elway doesn’t know what he’s doing BUT, they lost a lot of talent on that side of the ball this offseason and if you think that losing Von for the season won’t have a snowball effect on this team you may be delusional.

  58. “Teams believe they negotiated for the right to use the franchise tag, and they don’t want to give that up.”
    ______________________________________

    Yes and no. Let’s be honest. The players union agreed to the creation of the franchise tag, but the tag as it exists today bears little resemblance to the way that it was initially envisioned.

    After the players finally won the right to free agency (hard to believe someone actually had to WIN the right to have a say in who they worked for), there were some growing pains. Larger market teams raided key players from smaller market teams. The fact that this was a very real possibility lessened the likelihood that players would sign extensions before their contracts were over, and once the contract was over they had no way to guarantee that the team would even get a chance to engage in serious negotiations with a player that they depended upon.

    So, the commissioner went to the players’ union and asked if they could work out a compromise…and the franchise tag was born. At its inception, however, it was meant to be a limited tool. It gave the teams a guarantee that they could protect their access for a limited time to a very small number of vital players. The cost of doing so was high, though. The teams were saying that these are some of the best players in the league at their positions, and they were forced to pay them as such.

    The following years have seen some dramatic changes to both the nature of franchise tags and the manner in which they are used. There are now multiple levels of franchise tags, and the financial cost of these lesser tags can be much less. Theoretically, it also lessens their control over the players, but in reality teams rarely poach players on lesser tags…even when they seem like they’d probably be willing to offer up the same picks in an outright trade. I mean, it almost seems like they’re colluding in order to ensure that they can all franchise players regularly at a discounted cost. Furthermore, it’s no longer about protecting a single player that you depend upon. It’s become a standard technique for initiating and gaining leverage in negotiations with almost any player they really care about resigning. As a result, the limited power they have over their own career has been lessened even more, and salaries are almost certainly lower than they would be if they had unfettered access to a truly free market for their services.

    I’m not saying that the franchise tag should be done away with, but something a little closer to the way it was initially envisioned wouldn’t be a bad thing. To sum things up: the players agreed to a reasonable request from the league to help fix what they considered (and probably was) a problem, and in return, the owners used that agreement to screw them pretty hard.

  59. The fact that the franchise tag exists helps to keep top players from reaching the market. So its impact is greater than just those guys who get slapped with it.
    Quite frankly, the owners are not spending any more or any less cash by signing players to big contracts. Since the cap is fixed. I’m willing to bet that the franchise tag actually helps the majority of the players in the union by distributing the teams’ budgets more evenly. Front offices are the people watching these dollars. It is their job to make sure that the budget is spent efficiently.

  60. I have lost respect for this dude, “its not about money”, the helll its not! And your teams option is to put the franchise tag on you, if you dont want to then your a baby and not a team player. THey are your employer, do what they say or get out of football!

  61. then sit your a$$ on the couch and watch this upcoming season on tv and not get paid. I love football but these players are so greedy, I love the line they use that the owneers only care about making money… uhhhh yeaaa that’s why their the owners of the team, their in business to fill seats and make money, their not in business to make you rich and go broke themselves. the big thing players like Miller need to realize is thast owners have discovered a secret, they are all easily replaceable come draft time!

  62. i agree with the poster who said a solution would be to extend the one year tag to multiple years, but then those years would need to be guaranteed.

    a player tagged is a franchise player, with that the teams are saying those players are important to keep. The players are looking for security, as they know within that current one year tag if they get injured, they are done having the ability to make the big bucks.

    lets all agree, it is all about the Benjamins.

    to those who keep saying the players signed the cba, i ask did they really have a choice?

    the majority of players have less than a five year playing career, they cannot afford to lose any earnings by a protracted strike.

    they have no other options available, it is not like they can go down the street and work for someone else.

    we all get jealous and parochial, we want our teams to succeed and see the players as money grubbing impediments to our teams success. But when you look at the situation from their viewpoint, they are fully at the whim of the owners, in all respects.

    the NFL is nothing but an oligarchy.

  63. bigblue73 you definitely don’t no what you are talking about. We actually lost two people off that defense. Both are replaceable, easily!!! Jackson only had 4 sacks all season. Have your team pick up Von so you guys can give us a 1st and 3rd round pick. I’m sure your team probably suck already

  64. Broncos owner paid 78 mill for the team. It’s worth today almost two BILLION. Those players is so damn greedy.

  65. If VM takes the tag deal, injures himself he is out a long term deal. And the team can cut him without looking back. He my lose 14M in 2016 but make 90M with 50M sign bonus over 5 years come next year.

    Everyone is talking about the money. How much are the owners making? That measly 14 million is nothing when owners are making billions. Pay them like they deserve to be paid. We all want Superbowl victories but don’t want to pay the players. I understand how the league negotiated the CBA. But you and I know that the NFL contracts are cut throat. No security. The only Security they have IF you want to call it that is the signing bonus.

  66. Considering Miller was drafted the same year the CBA was signed, he had no voice in the matter. So im not sure what you are talking about.

    chc4 says:
    Jul 11, 2016 4:24 PM

    Sigh, this is such a lame argument by Miller and every other tagged player to make. The franchise tag is part of the CBA which the union and players willingly agreed to. So weak when these players whine about it.

    And to say he doesn’t play for the money is absurd and disingenuous. Money doesn’t matter until you don’t have any. When you make tens of millions per year it’s easy to downplay its importance. Such a weak statement made here.

  67. I’ve never really played for money which is why I am holding out in signing because I want more guaranteed money.

    These athletes who try and downplay the importance of money are such morons for saying such blatant garbage. No need to try and act like money isn’t the main priority to you when everyone should understand that money will be a top priority seeing as it is your job.

  68. He does realize that his beloved union approved the current rules he doesn’t agree with.

    One would think he’d love playing in a state where weed is legal.

    Enjoy your drama, Von Miller.

    You’re in a NO WIN situation not playing. You’ll never make as much money elsewhere, and you’ll get nowhere if you litigate.

  69. If this bozo would rather sit out a year and expect his value to go up than to play for a “mere” 14 million, then it’s EXACTLY about the money.

  70. .

    he can skip the whole 2016 by getting banned per usual…
    when did he last play a full season anyway?

  71. There are plenty of teams that would be willing to trade for him, so just trade the guy. This league has always shown that it is next man up. While he has had some great moments on the field, if you cant or don’t want to pay him, go get something in return and move onto the next player.

  72. feckyerlife says:
    Jul 12, 2016 9:33 AM
    Considering Miller was drafted the same year the CBA was signed, he had no voice in the matter. So im not sure what you are talking about.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Actually, as one of the 10 named plaintiffs in the suit surrounding the lockout, Von Miller had more of a voice than all but the other 9 NFL players named. He had to agree to drop the suit and that the CBA would suffice. He was not even an NFL player yet he had the gall to sue his future employer. That’s just crazy.

  73. Can you imagine a player threatening not to play if he doesn’t get HIS way….other than John Elway.

  74. how much money the owners make is irrelevant in this discussion because of the salary cap

    no non-QB player is worth 20M a season, id much rather have 3-4 guys in a rotation at 5-7m a season then 1 Von Miller

  75. “how much money the owners make is irrelevant in this discussion because of the salary cap..”

    When they say it’s not about the money…

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