The NFL deadline for franchise tagged players to sign contract extensions or be forced to play under the tag is July 15th, so we are entering the final week of negotiations for seven NFL players that have been hit with the exclusive tag. Those players are Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson, Bears WR Alshon Jeffrey, Washington QB Kirk Cousins, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, Rams CB Trumaine Johnson, Chiefs S Eric Berry and of course Broncos LB Von Miller.
There has been a lot of attention given to Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's contract throughout the off-season, he is clearly the most high profile player that is in negotiations right now. Those negotiations appear to be heating up as the Broncos have sent a new proposal in for considerations according to The Denver Post.
The two sides already came to an agreement on the overall money and length of the contract already set at $114.5M over 6 years but the hang up has always been the guaranteed money. The previous offer only had the first 2 years of the deal guaranteed for $38M but Von Miller has been fighting to get the 3rd year to be guaranteed as well. Miller is believed to be wanting more than the $63M guaranteed that Eagles DT Fletcher Cox was given earlier this off-season on his 6 year, $103M deal.
The details of the new offer have not been revealed but it is being speculated that the Broncos may have added the 3rd year in guaranteed money that Von Miller was looking for. Despite all the commotion about Von's contract situation throughout the off-season it looks like the deadline approaching might be enough to spur the action the two sides needed to get a deal done.
That is what former NFL executive and respected media member Andrew Brandt thinks anyway.
Von Miller negotiations playing out as expected. Months of spin, then movement as deadline approaches. Expect deal next week. #Broncos— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 8, 2016
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