The Denver Broncos placed the franchise tag on linebacker Von Miller on Tuesday, ensuring the Super Bowl MVP will stay with the team that drafted him in 2011, the team announced.
Miller, 26, is scheduled to make $14.129 million in 2016 under the franchise tag, although the Broncos will have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with the linebacker before he is locked into a one-year deal with the team.
The former Texas A&M star has 60 career sacks in five seasons and earned First-Team All-Pro honors for the second time in 2015. He earned MVP honors in Super Bowl 50 by tallying 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
After the Super Bowl, Miller made it no secret that he hoped to remain a member of the Broncos.
“I can tell you what, I want to be with the Denver Broncos,” Miller said on NFL Network on Monday. “I want to be with those guys for my whole career. Whatever it takes to get it done I am down for.”
Only Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has recorded more sacks than Miller over the last five seasons.