Why Von Miller Needs to Get More Guaranteed Money from the Broncos

June 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The numbers in NFL contracts are mostly lying to you.
Let’s get that out of the way. All parties involved—the player, the team and, by extension, the fans—are pretty much agreeing to participate in a lie and use fluff as the foundation for a money castle.
But as the salary cap continues to rise each year, players are becoming less willing to play their part in the non-guaranteed cash dance. You're familiar with that shuffle, as it's when the total value of a contract comes with monstrous, often meaningless dollar figures.
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller is the latest, most significant player to sit in a chair with his arms folded, demanding to be guaranteed what he’s worth. And he's right to do so.
The high-stakes game of contract chess playing out between the Super Bowl 50 MVP and a team built around a smothering, league-leading defense that can’t live without him has turned toward guaranteed money.
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