The Broncos will reportedly use the franchise tag on linebacker Von Miller before Tuesday’s deadline, and he’s OK with that.
Miller, 26, told NFL Network on Monday that he’d like to spend his entire career in Denver.
“I have never been franchised before so I can’t really say, ‘Hey I don’t want to be franchised. I don’t want to do this.’ I can tell you what: I want to be with the Denver Broncos,” Miller said. “I want to be with Derek Wolfe, Chris Harris, all those guys, DT (Demaryius Thomas). I want to be with those guys my whole career, and whatever it takes to get it done I am down for.”
Miller helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50 last season in the final year of his four-year, $21 million rookie deal. He earned game MVP honors after recording six total tackles and 2.5 sacks, defending one pass and forcing two fumbles against the Panthers.
Denver faces uncertainty with defensive tackle Malik Jackson and quarterback Brock Osweiler entering free agency.
– Kenny Ducey