Von Miller wants to be a Bronco ForeverPosted by: Charlie Smith
Denver Broncos fans who bet on NFL have been following the Von Miller saga more closely than a Mexican housewife watching her favorite telenovela. First, the outside linebacker and his representatives rejected down a six-year, $114.5 million deal, presumably because he wants to make more money than anybody else, including himself. Then, Miller cropped Broncos general manager John Elway out of a picture taken at the White House, and then he proceeded to post said picture on social media. Cyber-bullying is a serious issue, Von. Notwithstanding that, appeared conciliatory on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, which we all know is just like watching Bill Swerski’s Superfans.
On that show, Miller said that he “want(s) to be a Bronco forever, I just want the feeling to be the same from the Broncos.” The audience applauded, and football betting fans would’ve applauded at home as well had they been watching, something to which they would never admit. Miller then went on to say that he couldn’t see himself sitting out the 2016 season, citing the bonds he has developed with teammates T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib, Kayvon Webster, DeMarcus Ware, and others. Of course, all of these individuals aren’t making more guaranteed money than Miller, otherwise they’d be getting the crop-out treatment too.
And that’s what it all comes down to. The Broncos offer to Miller would be the biggest total contract for a defensive player in history, but the guaranteed money is less in the first two years of the deal than Olivier Vernon and Fletcher Cox are getting from the Giants and the Eagles, respectively. So if Olivier Vernon and Fletcher Cox jumped off of a bridge, would you jump off too? Hopefully not, because that would certainly throw off the plans of many fans who bet on NFL.
The Denver Broncos still have a little less than a month to sign a long term deal with franchise-player tag-carrying Von Miller. Failing that, Miller could play the 2016 season under the franchise-player tag, with a 1-year salary of just over $14 million. Yeah, that’ll happen. Meanwhile, Miller did attend the Broncos’ ring ceremony. He was getting a huge, diamond-encrusted ring, of course he attended. The Broncos’ mandatory minicamp is a different story, though. Football betting fans who follow these things will have noted the Super Bowl MVP’s absence. But people who bet on NFL should give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, he just “would like a little bit more stability.” The kind of stability that $114.5 million simply cannot give you. As the mention of rings may have given away, the Broncos are the current Super Bowl champions and Miller was instrumental in that achievement.