John Elway and Von Miller have been playing a game of chicken all offseason and it appears that Miller has emerged as the winner, securing the contract he was looking for all along. Miller's new deal will make him the highest paid player in Denver Broncos franchise history and the highest paid non-QB in NFL history.
The new contract comes after a playoff stretch that saw Miller will the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory in Peyton Manning's final season. In the playoffs, Miller totaled five sacks, including 2.5 in the Super Bowl and caused 3 turnovers.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p... In 72 games since being selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 Draft, Miller has totaled 260 tackles, 60 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, one interception, 10 pass deflections and 35 run stuffs. In seven playoff contests, Miller added 31 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception, two pass deflections and three run stuffs.
With that level of production, Miller has reaped the personal accolades. Four Pro Bowl selections. Four-time All-Pro (two first-team, two second-team). The only time Miller missed a Pro Bowl or All-Pro selection was in 2013, the year he missed six games due to suspension and later tore his ACL.
Miller's 2015 numbers didn't jump off the page as one might expect for the newly minted highest paid non-QB, but that is due to the double teams he received all year. As a result, Miller made it far easier for his teammates to rack up sacks.
Malik Jackson, DeMarcus Ware and Derek Wolfe all benefited from the attention Miller drew last season. Von makes the defense better—without him the unit may be middle-of-the-pack instead of in the conversation for one of the all time great defenses.
The deal is for 6 years, $114.5 million with $70 million guaranteed.