Broncos, NFL players react with joy to Von Miller's monster contract

Kirk Cousins, Alshon Jeffery, Eric Berry and Trumaine Johnson, however, will all be playing this season under the value of their tags after they and their teams failed to agree on long-term contracts by the NFL's deadline Friday.

He recorded two-and-a-half sacks at Levi's Stadium as the Broncos won their third Super Bowl in franchise history. Without a signed contract delivered to National Football League headquarters by the deadline, they would only be allowed to play the 2016 season for their tender, $14,129,000 in Miller's case. The six-year, $140 million contract Luck signed last month includes $75 million fully guaranteed.

Miller's agent, Joby Branion, submitted several counteroffers in an attempt to get more guaranteed dollars, but when Elway wasn't willing to negotiate further, Branion suggested a potential trade and asked to speak to other teams.

The team's previous offer made in June included $39.8 million guaranteed in the first two years, with $38.5 million at signing and $1.3 million in workout bonuses.

And with it all said and done, here's what Elway, Miller and head coach Gary Kubiak had to say about the historic deal.

"I'm also thankful for the way my teammates and our fans have supported me", Miller said in a statement. Miraculously, things cleared up between the reigning Super Bowl champs and their star defender, so Miller will be around for a long time to rack up sacks in Denver.

The Denver Broncos linebacker won't have to worry about Von Miller sitting out on his franchise tag.

Miller's contract will be the fourth Broncos contract worth more than $11 million per season in 2017.

The Broncos know what sort of player they are getting back: an elite pass rusher to pair with DeMarcus Ware, but also one of the most unique and dynamic defensive players in the league. I want to thank Mr.

A Pro Bowl selection in 2013, Tucker is 130-for-148 from field-goal range during his career since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in the previous season.

"Justin has become a cornerstone for our team, and we are happy to get this contract completed", general manager Ozzie Newsome said.

The New York Jets pulled off a last-minute stunner, signing the Pro Bowl defensive end to a five-year extension and beating the deadline after which Wilkerson would have had to play this season under the franchise tag amount of $15.7 million. Griffin was released this offseason and signed by the Cleveland Browns. Yet there's no way, with the franchise tag system in place, that Miller could have ever gotten fair-market value for his services.

In three post-season games last season, Von Miller had five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception. He will play for $19.9 million this year, which is smart for the Redskins as Cousins has had only one good year.

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