The NFL deadline for franchise players to sign a contract extension is Friday afternoon, and we might get at least one huge deal. Von Miller has been negotiating with the Denver Broncos on a new deal. Earlier in the offseason, there were reports the framework was in place, at six years and $114.5 million. However, the guaranteed money was not remotely close. Now, they might be nearing an agreement.
Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport are reporting the deal includes as much as $70 million in guaranteed money. Broncos beat writer Mike Klis is reporting the guarantees are indeed at $70 million, and the team is not going to go any higher. That would officially put the ball in Miller’s court to agree to a deal that would make him the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history. If the news is legit, my guess is he agrees, but I suppose anything is possible.
My favorite story now that this might be getting cleared up involves franchised kicker Justin Tucker:
Ravens' K Justin Tucker is so frustrated with negotiations he's vowing not to re-sign with BALT after season if no long-term deal by Friday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2016
I understand that a kicker is like anybody else in terms of getting a contract, but it is still kind of amusing when a kicker gets fired up in this way. Maybe he’s the guy the 49ers pay to replace Phil Dawson next year!