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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...nver/85605056/

    Contract talks between the Denver Broncos and their star linebacker Von Miller have broken off.

    The Broncos set a deadline of 10 p.m. Tuesday to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with Miller, who was the MVP of the team’s Super Bowl 50 win in February.
    Absent an agreement, the Broncos have withdrawn their multiyear contract proposal, leaving Miller to play the 2016 season on his $14.129 million franchise tag.


    DENVER BRONCOS
    Broncos break off contract talks with Von Miller

    Mike Klis, KUSA
    Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
    Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium.

    Contract talks between the Denver Broncos and their star linebacker Von Miller have broken off.

    The Broncos set a deadline of 10 p.m. Tuesday to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with Miller, who was the MVP of the team’s Super Bowl 50 win in February.
    Absent an agreement, the Broncos have withdrawn their multiyear contract proposal, leaving Miller to play the 2016 season on his $14.129 million franchise tag.

    Although the two sides reached a partial agreement in recent days on the years and total value of Miller’s proposed contract – six years worth a total value that slightly exceeded the $143.375 million Miami’s Ndamukong Suh received in 2015 to become the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player – there were significant differences in how the deal was structured. The key component to NFL contracts is the guaranteed dollars, particularly within the first three years of any deal. Denver wanted him to attend to attend the team’s minicamp this week.
    Past experiences with Ryan Clady and Demaryius Thomas provided Broncos general manager John Elway with the motive to move up his deadline on Miller.
    Clady received the franchise tag in 2013 and Thomas in 2015. Both missed their entire offseason workout program before signing their long-terms deals prior to training camp in July.

    Clady, a former All Pro left tackle, received a five-year, $52.5 million extension, then suffered a season-ending foot injury in Game 2 of 2013, played through rust in 2014 and suffered another season-ending injury on the first day of OTAs in 2015. last summer and although he had 105 catches in 2015, his yards per catch went down from 15.1 in the first five years of his career to 12.4, his touchdowns decreased from 11 in 2014 to six in 2015 and his drops went up.
    One problem the Broncos and Miller’s camp confronted during negotiations was the difference between fair value in the open, free-agent market, and the franchise tag market.

    The Broncos have the right under the CBA to slap the franchise tag on Miller each year for three consecutive years at $14.129 million this year, $16.955 million in 2017 and $24.4 million for 2018. That’s a three-year total of $55.48 million.

    The Broncos believe they have been more than fair with Miller because their offer significantly exceeded the first, second and third-year franchise tag amounts.
    Miller’s camp, led by agent Joby Branion, points out his dominance – he all but singlehandedly won Super Bowl 50 with his two strip sacks that led to two touchdowns in a two touchdown victory – and the fact nearly every other first-round standout from the 2011 draft received contract extensions before they became eligible for free agency.
    Miller’s reps refered not only to Suh’s contract, but the recent $17 million a year deal the New York Giants gave defensive lineman Olivier Dean that included $29 million in year one cash. Vernon has 29.0 career sacks and no playoff appearances. Miller has 60.0 career sacks and 6.5 more in the postseason.
    It’s unclear whether Miller will play on the $14.129 million tag. It’s possible he could sit out the season because that would prevent the Broncos from again applying the “exclusive” franchise tag next year.
    Last edited by the0rangecrush; 06-08-2016, 11:34 AM.
    What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
    I don't know and I don't care

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    Un
    friggin'
    real.


    Superbowl 50 MVP Von Miller on February 7th, 2016

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    • #3
      no excuse not getting this deal done.

      frankly, sad

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      • #4
        The fall back option was always retagging Miller again next year. That said, there is always the ability to rekindle the deal closer to the deadline. It will be interesting to see if Miller holds out.
        What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
        I don't know and I don't care

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        • #5
          I wanna barf.
          Adopted Bronco: DeMarcus Ware

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          • #6
            This contract stuff infuriates me. I love football and I sure as hell love Denver, but the market and the amount of money these guys earn and demand just for a game, well... seems criminal.
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            • #7
              There will be more discussion prior to July 15. Believe that. This ain't dead.
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              • #8
                With a Surplus of picks Denver could make a move for a guy like Myles Garrett to replace him. Von will likely be here 3 more seasons regardless of a deal or not IMO.
                What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
                I don't know and I don't care

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                • #9
                  According to a team source, talks between Von Miller and the Broncos are still ongoing and have not broken off.- James Palmer
                  What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
                  I don't know and I don't care

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Atwnbroncfan View Post
                    There will be more discussion prior to July 15. Believe that. This ain't dead.
                    This could basically be a ploy for them to get Von's side to counter-offer something more reasonable between now and then.

                    We could be bluffing and this could just be a fancy game of contract chicken.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Freyaka View Post
                      This could basically be a ploy for them to get Von's side to counter-offer something more reasonable between now and then.

                      We could be bluffing and this could just be a fancy game of contract chicken.
                      Your probably dead on with this

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by the0rangecrush View Post
                        According to a team source, talks between Von Miller and the Broncos are still ongoing and have not broken off.- James Palmer
                        Of course they are not. This is Elway flexing his muscle. Von wants 3 years fully guaranteed. Elway wants 2. Right now Elway is telling Von fo become realistic or he will be getting 15 mill this year instead of 20.

                        Like I said in the other thread 50 mill in guarantees should make all parties satisfied.
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                        • #13
                          Wait. Justin Houston got 53 mill in guarantees last year. The 39 mill in guarantees has to be a misquote. Give Von 55+ in guarantees.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Atwnbroncfan View Post
                            Of course they are not. This is Elway flexing his muscle. Von wants 3 years fully guaranteed. Elway wants 2. Right now Elway is telling Von fo become realistic or he will be getting 15 mill this year instead of 20.

                            Like I said in the other thread 50 mill in guarantees should make all parties satisfied.
                            That's my guess too, hopefully we can get to that number soon. 50M is still less than the cost to tag him three years straight, so we've saving money one way or the other.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Atwnbroncfan View Post
                              Wait. Justin Houston got 53 mill in guarantees last year. The 39 mill in guarantees has to be a misquote. Give Von 55+ in guarantees.
                              It seems massively low... They will pay more than 39 I believe simply by tagging him this year and next... Then you factor in the 3rd year tag.

                              We need to be careful with this because if he sits out a season (which I doubt he will) we lose the non-exclusive tag.
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