The road to the Denver Broncos not repeating as Super Bowl champions is well underway.
Super Bowl MVP and outside linebacker Von Miller doesn’t appear to have much interest in playing under a franchise tag.
If Miller does play under the tag, it would be for the sum of $14 million. That sounds like a fair salary, right? Well, not exactly.
According to Pro Football Talk, Miller’s stance was pretty simple. “No, I’m not gonna play on the franchise tag. It just doesn’t make sense in any way.”
The Broncos have until Friday at 2 p.m. to reach a long-term agreement with Miller. If they don’t, he can’t sign a long-term deal until January 2, 2017.
Of course, the other option is a rather unthinkable one…a trade. While Denver’s offense is a bit messy because of the uncertainty at quarterback, their defense remains its calling card.
Trading Miller away would be a major blow to Denver’s hopes of repeating.
John Elway is in quite the pickle. It’s evident they don’t want to go over the top with fulfilling his contract demands.
Yet, the alternatives could be rather ugly ones. Holdout into training camp anyone?