Super Bowl MVP linebacker Von Miller is expected not to reach a long-term deal with the Denver Broncos before Tuesday’s deadline, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Broncos will likely use their franchise tag on Miller after failing to get their linebacker and his team on the same page in the contract negotiation.
“The Broncos and representatives for Miller have been trying to negotiate a long-term deal. Executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway met with Miller’s agent, Joby Branion, on Friday at the combine,” according to Schefter.
Miller had high expectations he will reach a long-term deal with the Broncos after winning the MVP at Super Bowl 50. However,
Once a franchise tag was placed on Miller, the Broncos will let quarterback Brock Osweiler and defensive end Malik Jackson hit the free-agency market.
“Teams can designate one franchise player and that player, if he signs the tendered offer, earns a one-year guaranteed salary that is the average of the top players at his position. For a linebacker like Miller, that will be $14.129 million for 2016,” according to ESPN.