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No “Substantive” Negotiations Yet Between Broncos & Von Miller Or Brock Osweiler

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the Broncos have yet to have any substantive contract negotiations with either OLB Von Miller or QB Brock Osweiler up to this point.

According to Getlin, the Broncos will meet with Miller’s representatives at the Combine on Friday.

Getlin adds that the “starting point” for Miller in negotiations with the Broncos is going to be the contract signed by Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh. Miller expects to be paid as the highest decision player in the NFL.

  • Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport reported that the Broncos are poised to push for a “mega long-term extension” for Miller before the franchise tag deadline, and if they can get a deal done, it would open up a number of options for them to also retain Osweiler.
  • Earlier in the day, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported that the Broncos are looking to sign Osweiler to a long-term contract. However, Renck adds that there have been no discussions of using franchise tag on Osweiler to prevent him from reaching the open market.

Broncos president John Elway told reporters this afternoon that they have exchanged proposals with Miller and are encouraged about progress toward long term deal, ,per Lindsay Jones.

However, it sounds like there’s still a long ways to go before an agreement will be in place with either player.

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.

Osweiler, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $3.516 million rookie contract that included a $997,584 signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.

In 2015, Osweiler threw for 1,967 yards while completing 61.8 percent of his passes to go along with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions over the course of seven games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.

We have both players featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.