Published: Sun, July 17, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Von Miller signs record-breaking $160m deal with Broncos

"I'm happy that both sides were able to broker a deal that works for both sides", Branion told The Associated Press. [Pat] Bowlen, Joe Ellis, John Elway and Coach [Gary] Kubiak for making this possible. I want to thank Mr.

Miller, who skipped out on all of the Broncos offseason practices, said he's excited to "get back to work".

Amerson's deal includes $17.5 million in guaranteed money and $38 million in total value, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.

The contract will pay Miller $114.5 million over six years, an average salary of $19.083 million per season.

General manager John Elway said the deal was for what the club believes he can do moving forward and not what he has accomplished so far.

Miller, who won the Super Bowl MVP this year, hasn't had progress in talks with Denver.

The New York Jets pulled off a last-minute stunner, signing the Pro Bowl defensive end to a five-year extension and beating the deadline after which Wilkerson would have had to play this season under the franchise tag amount of $15.7 million. But the two sides tried, with some starts and stops, to negotiate a long-term deal after the scouting combine in February.

Miller hailed the news on Twitter, posting a jubilant picture while wearing Broncos uniform and a couple of rampaging horses annotated by the caption:' FOR LIFE'.

Harold, the 79th overall pick by the 49ers just a couple years ago, is entering his second National Football League season in 2016.

In recent weeks, negotiations appeared to be stalling, as sources said Miller and his representatives had requested a trade if the Broncos didn't increase their offer.

A day after the Broncos finally got linebacker Von Miller's signature on a contract, there's one point that needs to be made based on the structure of the deal. But the Broncos initially offered less guaranteed money overall and sought to largely spread those guarantees over the first three years of the deal.

By late last week, the Broncos had significantly increased the guaranteed money in their offer.

The next few years will determine whether Miller's deal is a win-win in Denver. It is also the richest contract at any position other than quarterback. Amerson originally signed a four-year, $3.85 million deal coming out of North Carolina State. But they asked for millions more in guarantees.

Miller had an outstanding season in 2015, which was capped off by an outstanding Super Bowl 50 performance.

The speculation surrounding Miller was that he was not going to play under the franchise tag and eventually he and the Broncos would come to a resolution.

The Broncos know what sort of player they are getting back: an elite pass rusher to pair with DeMarcus Ware, but also one of the most unique and dynamic defensive players in the league. Elway has called Miller a rare player that the team wanted to keep on the roster. In the five seasons he's spent in the league after being drafted by Denver with the second overall pick in 2011, he's recorded 60 sacks and been a first-team All-Pro four times.

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