The Broncos are working hard to sign linebacker Von Miller to a long-term deal, and offered the Super Bowl 50 MVP some crazy money.
But no deal is in sight.
ESPN’s Adam Shefter, citing sources, reported on Tuesday that the Broncos offered the former Texas A&M star a six-year, $114.5 million deal with $39.8 million guaranteed in the first year.
If Miller had accepted the deal he would be the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, topping Ndamukong Suh’s six-year, $114.375 million contract he signed with the Miami Dolphins last season.
Miller, who was drafted by the Broncos with the second overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft, has collected 260 tackles and 60 sacks in five seasons.
The Broncos have set a deadline of 10 p.m. Tuesday to reach a long-term contract, and if not, Miller will play the 2016 season on a $14.129 million “exclusive” franchise tag, according to USA TODAY’s Mike Klis.