Denver Broncos star Von Miller signs record-breaking $114.5million contract with team

Von Miller has signed a blockbuster $114.5million contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $70million in guarantees and makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history.

The Super Bowl MVP accepted the six-year offer two hours before Friday’s deadline, tweeting a photo of himself with the caption ‘For Life’.

Miller and agent Joby Branion parlayed patience into a record-breaking deal in terms of overall value and guarantees.

Last month, Miller’s camp rejected the $38.5million the Broncos offered in guarantees, and Miller threatened to sit out the season barring a long-term deal.

Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in this February file photo

Miller is seen at the ESPYs in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday

Now, the versatile outside linebacker will lead Denver’s title defense instead.

The blockbuster deal includes a $23million signing bonus and will pay Miller $61million over the first eight months.

Branion said: ‘I’m happy that both sides were able to broker a deal that works for both sides. That’s the mark of a good negotiation.

‘The Broncos are happy to have Von back and Von’s happy to be back.’

Both the overall value of the deal and the guaranteed money are records for non-quarterbacks.

The only player with more guaranteed money is Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who signed a six-year deal last month that includes $75million fully guaranteed and another $12million guaranteed against injury.

Houston Texans star JJ Watt was among those commenting, with the defensive end tweeting congratulations to Miller 

Houston Texans star JJ Watt was among those commenting, with the defensive end tweeting: ‘Very well deserved. Congrats @Millerlite40!’

Chicago Bears player Omar C. Bolden, who is Miller’s former teammate on the Broncos, tweeted: ‘Von Miller with that BAG!!!! Congrats bro! @Millerlite40.’

Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah tweeted ‘Congrats @Millerlite40!!!’, and included several money bag emojis in his post.

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr tweeted: ‘@Millerlite40 yessir bout time.’

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox wrote on Twitter: ‘Well deserved @Millerlite40 Congrats brother …’ and also included some money bag emojis.

The blockbuster deal includes a $23million signing bonus and will pay Miller $61million over the first eight months 

Source: The DailyMail

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