NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos nearing deal with Von Miller, $61M guarantee seen

NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos nearing deal with Von Miller, $61M guarantee seen

The Denver Broncos and star linebacker Von Miller are working hard on getting a deal done before the NFL season begins. NFL rumors are in that the team has increased the value of the guaranteed money to $61 million in the six-year $114.5 million offered to Miller.

Previous guarantee was at $58 million, as noted by Pro Football Talk. It remains to be seen if Miller is now willing to sign this latest offer from the Broncos. According to the report the new guarantee of $61 million will be fully given by March 2017.

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Previous NFL rumors had Miller demanding about $70 in guaranteed money. The Broncos and Miller are seen to work on the said figures and meet somewhere in the middle of about $64 to $66 million in guarantees.

The 27-year-old Miller has been with the Broncos since being drafted second overall by the team in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has missed just eight regular season games for the Broncos the last five seasons and was credited 35 combined tackles, 11.0 sacks, 4.0 forced fumbles (3 recoveries) last season.

If both sides can’t agree to a deal, Miller will earn $14.1 million in the new NFL season and he can become an unrestricted free agent (UFA) next summer and free to join another NFL squad.

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There were NFL rumors earlier in summer that the Broncos will trade the star LB but reports on Monday said that Denver is focused on giving him a long-term deal and won’t trade their franchise player.

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