VIDEO: Von Miller Says He Won't Sit Out The 2016 Season

Von Miller is either ridiculously earnest, or he doesn't understand negotiation tactics.

Von Miller and the Denver Broncos are currently mired in a stare-down of sorts. The Broncos slapped him with the franchise tag in March, but Miller wants a long-term deal. 

The franchise tag will guarantee him $14.129 million in 2016 but offers no long-term stability, or commitment from the Broncos. Denver recently offered Miller a six-year, $114.5 million contract, but the Super Bowl 50 MVP wisely declined it. 

Miller reportedly agrees with the term and total value of Denver's offer. The hangup revolves around the guaranteed money.

Denver offered him roughly $58 million in guarantees against injury, with $39.8 million to be paid out in the first two years of the new contract. But Miller is looking an offer closer to $70 million guaranteed, with most of it being paid out in the first three years. In other words, Von wants half his contract fully guaranteed. The Broncos have until July 15 to come to an accord. Miller recently appeared on the Netflix talk show "Chelsea" and as you can see in the video above, wants nothing more than to remain a Bronco for life. 

Miller has absented himself from Denver's offseason program thus far, but when asked whether he'd consider holding out and skipping the entirety of the 2016 season, Miller definitively said, "Nah". 

That doesn't mean he'll agree to anything the Broncos want. It just means that rather than skip an entire season of his career, and time with his teammates, and the opportunity to defend a World Championship, he'd play the season out under the franchise tag. Its still a lot of money. 

As Miller points out in the interview, however, the two sides have a good month left to negotiate. GM John Elway will eventually get where he needs to be with regard to guaranteed money. Until then, its a waiting game. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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