Von Miller Calls NFL’s Franchise Tag ‘Leaguewide Problem’

July 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In an interview with ESPN on Monday, Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller reiterated he won't play under the franchise tag in 2016 and spoke about his issues with the NFL policy.
"No, I'm not going to play on the franchise tag. It just doesn't make sense in any way," Miller said (h/t Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith). "I've never really played for money. It's bigger than that for me. It's a leaguewide problem that I feel like I'm in a situation to help out with."
Under the rules of the franchise tag, each team has a chance to give one player the designation. That player's salary for the next season is determined by the average of the top five salaries at the position, which for Miller would be approximately $14 million.
While it may seem like a reasonable amount to play for, Miller was the MVP of Super Bowl 50 and has 25 sacks over the past two seasons, giving him plenty of leverage for a lucrative long-term deal.
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