Why Von Miller Is Worth $60 Million to the Broncos—At Least

June 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Von Miller is going to earn a staggering amount of money soon. He will probably earn it from the Broncos. If John Elway continues his one-man attempt at an NFL wage freeze (give or take a Brandon Marshall contract), Miller will earn over $14 million under the franchise tag and then an even more staggering amount of money down the line.
We all know Miller is pretty great. But is he J.J. Watt great? In the wake of the Fletcher Cox contract extension by the Eagles, is Miller "$60 million guaranteed" great? Come to think of it, is any non-quarterback "$60 million guaranteed" great?
To answer this question, I dug deep into the Football Outsiders internal database, Broncos game film and other sources to get a snapshot of Miller that goes beyond the sack totals and highlights.
Miller isn't just an edge-rusher who pressures a lot of quarterbacks. He's a unique, versatile chess piece who gives Wade Phillips the freedom to be as creative as he dares. Now that we know exactly ...

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