Former Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller has been at odds with the Denver Broncos over a contract extension negotiation that has carried on in the months following a Super Bowl 50 performance.
Miller, who was voted the MVP after the Broncos victory against Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers, has until Friday at 4 p.m. Eastern to sign a contract extension.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Legwold, the Broncos have offered Miller what would be a record-setting $70 million in guaranteed money as part of a six-year, $114.5 million deal.
While that would not top the $87 million in guaranteed money recently pledged to Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, Schefter and Legwold report that Miller’s proposed contract would be both the largest sum of guaranteed money given to a non-QB in NFL history, as well as make him the highest paid player in Denver Broncos history.
If Miller rejects the offer and cannot come to a suitable agreement by the deadline, he would be stuck with a one-year, $14 million tender as a result of being designated with the Broncos’ franchise player tag back in February.
Miller, who spent part of his offseason as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, previously expressed his intent to sit out the 2016 season if faced with playing on the franchise tag contract.