Why Von Miller Deserves Biggest Contract for a Defender in NFL History

February 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The conclusion of Super Bowl 50 was thrilling for Denver Broncos fans, as the team walked away with the Lombardi Trophy. Its 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers was led by a dominant defense.
The catalyst for the performance was star linebacker Von Miller.
The fifth-year playmaker earned Super Bowl MVP honors for his brilliance, capping off a terrific postseason run with five tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He finished the 2015 NFL playoffs with 11 tackles, five sacks and one interception on top of the numerous times he pressured opposing quarterbacks.
Miller’s timing couldn’t have been better, as he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. There’s no chance the Broncos allow him to hit the market, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the team will franchise-tag him if no long-term deal is struck.
This would usually mean the team has all of the leverage, but Miller is in a unique position to negotiate.
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