- According to Rapoport, the two sides have met to discuss an extension and there’s now “optimism” that it gets done.
- Rapoport mentions that this would open up a number of options for them to also retain QB Brock Osweiler. However, the hope right now is for Denver to sign Osweiler to a long-term deal.
- Troy Renck also reports that the Broncos have had “encouraging discussions” with Miller’s reps and hope to continue discussing a long-term deal.
Recent reports have said that Miller was likely headed for the franchise tag, but it appears as though the Broncos will try to get a long-term deal in place before considering this option.
The franchise tag will run the Broncos close to $14 million for the 2016 season.
Mike Klis of 9News previously mentioned that Miller will likely sign a long-term deal that will pay him somewhere between Justin Houston’s $16.83 million annual salary and Ndamukong Suh’s annual average of $19.06 million.
Miller, 26, played out his four-year, $21 million rookie contract, and is playing out the 2015 season under the fifth-year option the Broncos picked up last year.
In 2015, Miller appeared all 16 games and recorded 35 tackles, 11 sacks, three fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 53 qualifying players.
We have Miller listed as the No. 1 player in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.